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Professor starts petition that calls for name change of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Professor starts petition that calls for name change of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) A wide-shot of the Mark and Elisa Saab emerging technologies and innovation center Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editor Maia Gil’Adi, an assistant professor of English specializing in Latinx literature and culture at UMass Lowell, has started a petition calling for UMass Lowell to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

UMass Lowell’s task force on sexual harassment hosts forum for students to share their experiences

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Aaron Robinson  Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editors UMass Lowell’s task force on sexual harassment hosted a listening session in order for students to voice their concerns with either experiences they had with sexual harassment/assault or policies and procedures for reporting incidents on campus. The listening session, which was hosted Wednesday evening

Oldie album: MTV’s “Unplugged” by Lauryn Hill

“Unplugged” was Lauryn Hill’s last album. (Photo courtesy of Columbia) Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editor Lauryn Hill is seen as a music icon, having the first ever hip hop Album of the Year win at the 1999’s Grammy’s with her album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” With “Miseducation,” she brought a new way of music to

UMass Lowell remains on guard with Guardian app

(Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety) The app is listed in app stores as Rave Guardian and can be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices  Ashley Rose Rivera  Connector Editor  With safety on campus a prevalent topic on student’s minds, the office of Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness is working diligently to make sure students

Alumni spotlight: Veteran earns accounting degree proves it is never too late to go back

(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Perez) Ashley Rose Rivera Connector editor A member of UMass Lowell’s 2014 graduating class, Jonathan Perez holds more than just the title of an alumni. He is a veteran, husband and father in his daily life and during his academic one, was a non-traditional commuter transfer student. Perez’s story is one

UMass Lowell professors explain how students can help kids with cancer

(Image from UMass Lowell’s 2015 Up till’ Dawn St Jude event/ Courtesy of Greg Mahan) Ashley Rose Rivera  Connector Editor  September mark’s childhood cancer awareness month. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the United States. . While developments in cancer treatments have increased survival rates for children, they

UMass Lowell students attend Boston’s Youth Climate Strike

Brigid Archibald and Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editors  “I want to build a movement that powers our society with love,” said Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, an ecological and social justice activist, who spoke to the group of nearly 7,000 students and protesters in the Boston City Hall Plaza on Friday, Sept. 20, challenging them to fight

Toni Morrison: The Life of a Classic Author

Toni Morrison was the first African American woman to win a Nobel prize. (Photo courtesy of The Nation) Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Contributor As summer 2019 comes to a close, as does the life of one of the world’s most renowned authors Toni Morrison. With Aug. 5 marking the day of her passing, many mourned