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UMass Lowell should partner with Farm Forward

UMass Lowell should partner with Farm Forward

(Photo courtesy of Farm Forward) “The official Farm Forward logo.” Andrew Theobald Connector Contributor UMass Lowell has always prided itself on its sustainability, particularly in its dining options, proudly labeling dishes as “plant-forward”: vegan, vegetarian, or halal. As a vegetarian, I have found myself satisfied with the selections offered. That said, UMass Lowell can do

UMass Lowell meal swipe donation program falls short

(Photo courtesy of Bergmeyer) “University Dining Commons is the main dining hall on East Campus.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor Last week, students at UMass Lowell received an email looking for students willing to take part in a meal swipe donation program. Claiming that 37% of the student population often goes undernourished, this program looks for

UMass Lowell dining hall food still misses the mark? Another students opinion

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Troy Lafond Connector Staff UMass Lowell dining has historically had its fair share of struggles. After threats to terminate its contract with Aramark erupted in the spring of 2020, the quality of UMass Lowell student dining faded to the background as the school and its students entered quarantines and lockdowns.

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

Open Forum addresses major student concerns surrounding campus dining

Several students concerns revolved around Fox Dining Commons, mice in the dining halls, and uncleanliness. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andre Ragel  Connector Staff Students gathered on Wednesday in University Crossing’s Moloney Hall to voice their concerns at the annual Student Open Forum on Campus Dining, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Larry Siegel joined Aramark staff

New dining hall coming to USuites

A rendering of the intended seating layout for the USuites Dining Hall, scheduled to open in January 2018. (Courtesy of Student Affairs) Morgan Joubert Connector Contributor As the growing university continues to expand, so does a growing population of students, and with more students, more meal plans. With new residence halls and additional property being

Campus Living Series: Quiet Concordia

Concordia Hall, located at 6 Solomont Way on UMass Lowell’s South Campus. (Andre Ragel/Connector) Andre Ragel Connector Contributor Amidst the myriad of changes that has happened this fall semester around campus, there remains a quiet, traditional residence hall perched upon the top of a small hill: Concordia Hall. Built in 1957 as a residence hall