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Local coffee shops aim to provide fair wages

Local coffee shops aim to provide fair wages

(Courtesy of this local coffee shop is introducing higher wages for its employees by implementing a 15% fair wage fee Emily Teague Connector Contributor  Amidst the challenges of the ongoing pandemic and labor shortage that have been particularly difficult on the food service industry, Lowell coffee shops are creating and fostering workplaces that treat and

Dr. Maia Gil’Adí speaks about UMass Lowell’s progress towards honoring Indigenous people

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Indigenous People’s Day was celebrated on Oct. 13th  Kali Peterson Connector Contributor  On Tuesday, Oct. 5, scholar and activist, Dr. Maia Gil’Adí, spoke to students and professors of the English department about her 2020 request to administrators to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day on the academic calendar. She also talked about

Public education on climate change through children’s art

Cool Science is an innovative program that seeks to educate the general public about climate change through children’s art (Courtesy of Cool Science)  Sophia Boucher Connector Contributor   UMass Lowell Education Associate Professor, Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier, launched Cool Science which is a project that has spread across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Missouri. The project is

Former U.S Ambassador to Portugal speaks on the importance and significance of U.S-Portuguese Relations

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) A former ambassador to Portugal who served under President Barack Obama presented a free program for the public that examined U.S.-Portuguese relations.  Victoria Eluszkiewicz Connector Editor On March 25, UMass Lowell held a Zoom webinar, where the former U.S. ambassador to Portugal, Robert A. Sherman, held a free public talk

How to safely connect with other students and make friends during a virtual semester

(Photo Courtesy of LA Times) As the pandemic continues, students struggle to make meaningful personal connections Brigid Archibald Connector Editor “If you don’t have any questions, you are free to go,” a professor says. You click the red button and there is silence: no shuffling of papers, no bags zipping, no scraping as students vacate

How to successfully navigate Eco-grief and Climate Anxiety in the age of doomer headlines and climate emergencies

(Photo Courtesy of New York Times) Fires across California last august turned skies across the United States orange as they burned over a million acres of land  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor From last year’s wildfires to the most recent winter weather in Texas, it is getting hard to ignore the impacts of climate change. If

With the rise of virtual learning, are snow days a thing of the past at UMass Lowell?

(Photo Courtesy of Boston 25 News) Lowell was recently buried under two feet of snow during a winter storm. Michael Parke Connector Contributor For UMass Lowell students enrolled in virtual classes, the longed-for snow day has disappeared. Although in-person classes might become normal again in the future, it begs the question: are snow days gone

Artist Steve Locke the first Greeley Peace Scholar speaker – discusses memory and the built form of artwork in relation to history and racism

[Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe] Steve Locke was the first speaker for the Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series. Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On October 10, 2020, a Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series event was held over a Zoom webinar. The speaker series is supported by the Reverend Dana McLean Greeley Fellowship for Peace Studies and

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