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

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

University plans to return students back to campus in the fall semester

(Photo courtesy of  Umass Lowell) As of right now, students and professors are considered a part of the general population, which is on track to be able to book appointments for vaccinations starting sometime in April. Lilian Birch Connector Contributor With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines becoming more common across Massachusetts, there are some concerns

UMass Lowell Men’s Hockey falls to UMass Amherst in Hockey East Championship – Miss chance at NCAA Tournament

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) River Hawk defenseman Jon Mcdonald on the ice with Amherst’s Ryan Sullivan during the Hockey East Championship game, Saturday March 20th Matt Micale Connector Editor On March 20, the River Hawks lost to the UMass Amherst Minutemen in a tightly contested Hockey East Championship game. Lowell ended their season with a

How Covid adjustments have been going and the future of transportation going forward

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Due to the low number of students, there has been a low number of shuttles in operation, leading to the shuttles cutting down their services. Merrick Tull-Johnson Connector Contributor With COVID surging through the U.S., the survival tactic became “adjust.” UMass Lowell has been the epitome of “adjust” since COVID

Op-ed: Managing and dealing with feelings of hopelessness in an online environment

(Charles Deluvio/Unsplash) One study published in the Journal of Medical Internet research found that of the 195 students surveyed, 138 (71%) indicated increased stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 outbreak. David Rosario Connector Staff It’s been nearly a year since UMass Lowell adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many students still continue to pursue

University reverts plan for Cumnock Hall, Campus Rec Center to reopen for on-campus students.

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) The Lowell General Hospital officials recently decided that the field hospital at the Campus Recreation Center would not be necessary anymore.  Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor On Dec. 2, the university put out a statement outlining plans for the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). This plan said that UMass Lowell would be working with

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