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

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

New flu guidelines in place for 2021

UMass Lowell is offering flu clinics to students once again, although the format is different this year. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor Every year, UMass Lowell offers flu clinics to all students over the age of 18 to help reduce outbreaks of the seasonal flu. However, clinics this year, like everything else,

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

UMass Lowell IT department prepared for remote learning

[Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell] UMass Lowell’s computer software is available online through vLabs. Conor Dawson Connector Editor When normal life came to a halt last semester, it came as a shock to many people. UMass Lowell was able to run rather smoothly in large part thanks to Michael Cipriano, UMass Lowell’s associate vice chancellor

Virtual career fair tips and tricks

[Courtesy of Umass Lowell] UMass Lowell has moved career fairs online in response to being remote this semester. Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor As everything moves online, it should be no surprise that career fairs have followed suit and are now virtual. The Career and Co-op Center has been hard at work scheduling virtual career fairs

Salesforce Club teaches students professional skills

(Photo Courtesy of onlinemarketplace.com) Kyra Barry Connector Contributor Since its founding over 15 years ago, Salesforce has become an integral tool for many businesses across the globe as a customer relationship management software. For the past year, the Salesforce club at UMass Lowell has been offering students on campus an opportunity to utilize the organization’s

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