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New flu guidelines in place for 2021

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

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

HawkTalk: Lowell Textile Institute

The Lowell Textile Institute opened its doors in 1897. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor With three campuses at UMass Lowell, it can be hard to keep up with where each one came from. Lowell Normal School became South Campus and Lowell Textile School became North Campus. In 1895, a Massachusetts State

College meal options lack balance

Fox Hall is one of the largest dining halls on campus. (Courtesy of Richard Mandelkorn Photography) Devin Molloy Connector Contributor Dining halls, late night fast food and easy access to vending machines  make up much of the student culinary experience. There is not much guessing as to why the infamous “freshman 15” exists, and how

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