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Another semester, not another headache

Another semester, not another headache

Advisers help students create a path for success (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Brigid Archibald Connector Contributor During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Committee of Academic Affairs, led by Rob Callahan, put out surveys that found as the university had grown many first-year students, including transfer students, were confused by the current advising model. They found

Adjunct professors struggle to have their voices heard

Tess George, secretary of Union of Adjunct Faculty, responding to police response against adjuncts on July 27. (Courtesy of Tess George/Facebook) Hannah Manning Connector Editor During Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 14, some of UMass Lowell’s adjunct faculty distributed informational flyers in front of the Tsongas Center, and the situation became tense quickly. While an

Zero Shades of Gray event sheds light on sexual violence

Zero Shades of Gray educates students about what consent sounds like. (Courtesy of Collegiate Empowerment) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Sexual assault on campus is a pervasive issue that can make students uncomfortable to talk about and address. Zero Shades of Gray aims to alleviate that problem while also facing the issue head on to educate

How to eat healthy on campus

“Farmer’s Market, located at University Dining Commons in Fox Hall, offers healthy options for students. (Courtesy of Navitas UML) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Eating healthy is challenging for everyone, especially on a college campus. More often than not, students who live on-campus find themselves in the dining halls, indulging in foods that may or may

The importance of going to class

Business professor Ashwin Mehta lectures a group of students at UMass Lowell. William Hanna UML Student Skipping class. We have all done, at least once. Next time we go, we take a second. Pause. We never cover that much material! The one (maybe more*) class we skip, the harder it is to recover. Inevitably, it

Help adjunct faculty at UMass Lowell

Chris Romano Connector Staff I am writing to show support for UMass Lowell adjunct faculty in their campaign to receive the same benefits that the rest of the UMass schools provide to their adjunct faculty. At UMass Lowell, the adjunct professors teach a majority of the freshmen and sophomore classes and should have access to

Freshman perspective: First semester takeaways

A UMass Lowell student ponders the endless possibilities in her future while admiring the canal. (Courtesy of Navitas at UMass Lowell) Nick Bramante Connector Staff With the dawn of the New Year comes the official end of the first semester for many freshmen attending UMass Lowell. The first semester experience is crucial in preparing freshmen

NCAA basketball: Don’t mistake maturity for lack of talent

Stars Buddy Hield and Georges Niang led their teams to deep tournament runs as seniors this season. (Charlie Neibergall/AP) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor It’s wise to be a fan of something before you decide to critique it. That’s just part of being a good critic. When Kentucky steamrolled its way to a 38-0 record and

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