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Lowell High School: Renovations or leave downtown

Lowell High School: Renovations or leave downtown

Lowell High School is currently located in downtown Lowell near the Tsongas Center. (Courtesy of Lowell 2020) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor Holding over 3,000 students, Lowell High School is currently situated in downtown Lowell. But with an abundance of building issues and safety code violations, the city is planning on either fully renovating the school

UMass Lowell gets grant to renovate Perry Hall

Perry Hall on North Campus has had minimal renovations over the last 70 years. (Chris Romano/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Over the past few weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) have been awarding $39 million worth of grants to universities and high schools across the state to promote and improve

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

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