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Nursing students irked by HESI score requirement

Nursing students irked by HESI score requirement

Weed Hall on South Campus is home to many classes for students in the School of Nursing. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor For UMass Lowell nursing students, 850 is the magic number that stands between them and their nursing degrees. The School of Nursing implemented a more rigorous standard for its students

UMass Lowell students recount their D.C. experience

Five UMass Lowell Students attend Donald Trump’s Innauguration in Washington D.C. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff “It was almost unreal… It was just a weird feeling. The air was just full of contempt and uncertainty,” said sophomore Political Science major David Todisco. Introduced by Professor Francis Talty, the UMass Lowell liaison to

Climate Change Coalition more important than ever

Sabrina Pederson was a speaker at the annual Climate Change Teach-In. Alex Salucco Connector Editor When looking for clubs to join, students first need to ask themselves what impact they want to have. Are they joining something for self-pleasure or are they joining something to help a cause? When it comes to the Climate Change

University administrators react to travel ban

Taylor Carito Connector Editor Just hours after President Trump signed his executive order to ban citizens of seven countries from entering the United States, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and President Marty Meehan released statements on social media standing up for their international students, reassuring that they will ensure that all students have a place to stay

David Aguiar: RA advocating for acceptance

Brock Johnson Connector Editor David Aguiar, a resident advisor in the Riverview Suites, wanted to focus on promoting diversity on his floor’s bulletin board due to the recent divisive election, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History month. To his astonishment on Friday, Jan 20, Aguiar discovered vandalism in the form of hate speech

Diversity display vandalized with hate speech

Brock Johnson Connector Editor In response to the currently divided feeling around the nation, David Aguiar, a resident advisor at Riverview Suites, wanted to proudly display the floor’s diversity. On Friday, Jan. 20, however, Aguiar and a team of RAs found a floor’s bulletin board designed to promote diversity vandalized with hate speech. They had

UMass Lowell WAVES event eliminates STEM bias

Dr. Pamela Conrad from NASA speaking about diversifying STEM careers. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Dr. Pamela Conrad, deputy private investigator and investigative scientist for sample analysis at Mars on the Mars Science Laboratory mission was the keynote speaker on Feb. 2 at the Making WAVES, or Women Academics Valued and Engaged in STEM

Annual March for Life takes place in Washington

Thousands gather at Capitol Hill for the March for Life. Christina Laderoute Connector Editor With the theme “The Power of Love,” this year’s March for Life took to the streets of Washington D.C. The March for Life takes place every year around the anniversary of the legalization of abortion that was the result of the

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