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Boston’s longstanding METCO program reflects decades of injustice in the city’s public schools

Boston’s longstanding METCO program reflects decades of injustice in the city’s public schools

(Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) The METCO program contributes to the isolation of many of the students that the program buses.  Emily Teague Connector Editor Boston’s METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) program was introduced in 1966 following the Brown v. Board of Education supreme court case to decrease segregation in

Gambling After Dark: Bigger Staff, Bigger Space, Bigger Event

Gambling After Dark will offer a night of fun and sexual education. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Shane Foley Connector Staff Gambling After Dark, an annual event that has grown into tradition at UMass Lowell, has expanded this year to present possibly the largest event in its history. Although it has had several makeovers over the

Know Your History and Shape the Future

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Alex DePalma UMass Lowell Student Dear editor, I write to remind my fellow students of our obligation to express dissent against the xenophobia, militarism, and economic elitism of the Trump administration. Within a few weeks, the president has confirmed his loyalty to corporate interests by appointing

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

UMass Lowell WAVES event eliminates STEM bias

Dr. Pamela Conrad from NASA speaking about diversifying STEM careers. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Dr. Pamela Conrad, deputy private investigator and investigative scientist for sample analysis at Mars on the Mars Science Laboratory mission was the keynote speaker on Feb. 2 at the Making WAVES, or Women Academics Valued and Engaged in STEM