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Questionable success of River Hawk Village

Questionable success of River Hawk Village

River Hawk Village, formally known as Perkins, houses 780 students. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Morgyn Joubert Connector Contributor With the growing number of students attending UMass Lowell in the fall of 2017, quick decisions had to be made as to where and how to accommodate the new members of the growing university. UMass Lowell has

Kinetic Sculpture Race turning STEM into STEAM

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race will get under way at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Festivities will start at 8 a.m. (Courtesy of Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race) Taylor Carito Connector Editor The once ingenious idea out in California to alter bicycles into something unique, kinetic sculpture races have managed to make their way across the

Convocation emphasizes what being a River Hawk means

An energetic standing ovation is given to Convocation speaker Benjamin O’Keefe by UMass Lowell’s incoming class of 2021. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Hannah Manning Connector Editor As Chancellor Jacquie Moloney welcomed the largest incoming class in UMass Lowell history, a sea of blue that ran awash over sections 103-109 of the Tsongas Center, she stressed

How major UMass System decisions are implemented

Lindy Reed Student Trustee The UMass Board of Trustees governs the UMass system, but includes positions for UMass students to make sure their voices are heard. This board makes and approves the major system-wide changes within the UMass system. The powers and authorities of the UMass Board of Trustees are established by Massachusetts General Law.

Changes to UMass Lowell bus routes to come in fall 2017

Red Line shuttle picks up passengers at UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Taylor Carito Connector Editor With the termination of students living in East Meadow Lane apartments and the elimination of commuter parking in the Ayotte parking garage, big changes are coming to UMass Lowell transportation. Beginning in the fall semester of

UMass Lowell means business

UMass Lowell Chancellor Moloney and UMass President Meehan join John Pulichino and Joy Tong in the ceremonial ribbon cutting. (Marlon Pitter/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor In an era of rapid expansion and growth over the last decade, opening new buildings seems almost commonplace at UMass Lowell. Members of the UMass Lowell community gathered on North

Boston Herald editor-in-chief speaks about media

Joe Sciacca defends media, especially during Donald Trump’s presidency. (Owen Johnson/Connector) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Joe Sciacca has been at the Boston Herald for thirty-four years, the last seven of which he has been the editor-in-chief. He was inspired to become a journalist when he witnessed the role the news made during the Watergate scandal.

New off campus housing site has UMass Lowell administrators on edge

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Just crossing the Bridge Street bridge into the heart of the city or driving past French Street, one can see the speedy development of a new “purpose built, student housing” facility on the water: Edge Merrimack River. Throughout the 2016-17 academic year at UMass Lowell numerous students have come in contact

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