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How will the lifted mask mandate affect the UMass Lowell Population?

How will the lifted mask mandate affect the UMass Lowell Population?

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) As of Feb. 28, face coverings are optional for all campus locations, including the Tsongas Center and the Inn and Conference Center. Face coverings will continue to be required in the Wellness Center and became optional on campus transportation on Saturday, March 12. Alex Decato-Roed Connector Editor On Monday, Feb.

UMass Lowell mask mandate stopping at month’s end amid lifting mandate for Boston

(Photo courtesy of Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Gov. Charlie Baker takes off his mask as he talks into the microphone during a press conference during April of last year. Will Doherty Connector Contributor UMass Lowell announced on Thursday afternoon that they would be joining the growing list of schools lifting their mask

Women’s Basketball: River Hawks heartbreaking losses to Maine and Vermont

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Lowell’s Denise Solis takes the starting tip during their game against Maine Alex Decato-Roed Connector Staff The UMass Lowell women’s basketball team faced an upsetting loss to the University of Maine Black Bears and University of Vermont Catamounts this week. The River Hawks are now 3-4 (6-10 overall) in the

How UMass Lowell’s student centers are addressing the mitigation of COVID-19

(Photo courtesy UMass Lowell) To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Brianna Yuen Connector Contributor To keep on-campus residents and staff safe, student centers at the university have adopted guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The

UMass Lowell Alum Noelle Lambert competes in 2021 Tokyo Paralympics

(Photo courtesy of NoelleLambert.com) Paralympian Noelle Lambert in the 100-meter sprint Matt Micale Connector Editor Noelle Lambert played women’s lacrosse at UMass Lowell and graduated in 2019. Her freshman year, she was the leading point scorer on her team. After losing her leg in a moped accident in 2016, not only did Noelle return to

UMass Lowell Professors weigh in on how COVID and virtual learning have impacted them

(Lucas law/Unsplash) To say that all faculty are happy with the university’s efforts in supporting them is an overstatement. Samantha Dress  Connector Contributor  Faculty at UMass Lowell has been affected differently by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic gave insight into the faculty’s perseverance at modifying lessons and combating challenges as a community conscientiously. The university

Discussing in-person learning and activities, and how the timing for returning to them Is not right

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell) David Rosario  Connector Staff The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the lives of many students last year. There was uncertainty that came with adjusting to the new situation. People around the world were upset and held back from their professional and personal pursuits. Yet, after a year and some months of the

Understanding the history Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S. and its impacts today and during COVID

(Robert Mill/ Lowell Sun) Kevin Chan and Mai Nagabayashi, both of Lowell, hold signs during a vigil against Asian hate held in Clemente Park in Lowell’s Cambodiatown neighborhood on March 17. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a marked increase in anti-Asian racism. According to Stop AAPI