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Degou, Madigan elected SGA president, vice president; Reed re-elected trustee

Degou, Madigan elected SGA president, vice president; Reed re-elected trustee

President-elect Lisa Degou and Vice President-elect Brian Madigan won the election by a close margin. (Courtesy of Facebook) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I thought it was a hard-fought election, between two terrific candidates. I knew whichever ticket took over, they were going to lead the student experience to be more positive. It’s the closest election

SGA presidential, trustee candidates take on hard questions at debate

SGA presidential candidates Rob Callahan and Lisa Degou discuss campaign topics. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor With Student Government Association’s election season coming to its close this week, the candidates for president, vice president and student trustee have been all over campus establishing a dialogue with students and doing everything they can to promote

Former Hillary Clinton adviser speaks about peace

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Today, many developing countries are struggling to combat issues like unemployment and crime. UMass Lowell’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, in collaboration with the Manning School of Business, are doing their part to empower students with the tools and skills to develop innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to serious issues that

Research team contributes to turtle conservation

Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in rehabilitation tanks at the New England Aquarium. (Courtesy of Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff) Hannah Manning and Connor Kennedy Connector Staff The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is the rarest species of sea turtle in the world. They have been categorized as “endangered” since 1970 under the Endangered Species Act. In recent years

Brandeis University professor speaks on teaching African-American history in 2017

Chad Williams is currently completing a study of W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I. (Courtesy of Brandeis University) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Contributor Dr. Chad Williams, an associate professor at Brandeis University, came to UMass Lowell to speak about his personal experiences dealing with the shootings of un-armed African-Americans, including the Charleston shooting.

Revamping the history of South Campus one building at a time

Coburn Hall on South Campus. (Katrina Desrosiers/Connector) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Contributor No elevator, no ramp, bathrooms in the basement, limited parking and inaccessible offices make Coburn Hall out of reach for some UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. In order for Coburn Hall to be an appropriate fit for South Campus, many students say that

Gina McCarthy outlines EPA accomplishments

Chris Romano Connector Staff Gina McCarthy, the 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), worked under former President Barack Obama from 2013 to the end of his presidency fighting to keep the environment from being damaged minimal. On Feb. 16, UMass Lowell students filed into O’Leary Library’s lecture hall where McCarthy gave a lecture

John Prendergast speaks about importance of activism

John Prendergast addresses a crowd from the O’Leary Mezzanine. (Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor On Feb. 15, students and faculty members gathered in the O’Leary Library mezzanine eager to hear how activism can make a difference and how they can get involved. Humanitarian, activist and published author John Prendergast came to UMass Lowell to

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