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Riverhawks weigh in on election ballot questions

Jessica Kergo Connector Staff Midterm elections are coming up here in Massachusetts and in addition to a range of state and local elections for public office, Massachusetts voters will also be deciding on three ballot initiatives. Question one is a limit on how many patients can be assigned to registered nurses in hospitals and other

MA Transgender Referendum on the ballot this November

Keep MA Safe, a ballot campaign organization, obtained the needed signatures to place the repeal of the transgender bathroom bill on the 2018 ballot. (Mark Deehan/WGBH News) Jack McShane Connector Contributor Massachusetts residents will vote this November on whether to repeal a 2016 law prohibiting discrimination in public places based on gender identity. As news

MSNBC Correspondent Steve Kornacki addresses the state of the Trump administraton

Friday’s speaking engagement was one of many the NBC correspondent has done at UMass Lowell. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Morgyn Joubert Connector Staff It has been a year since the 2016 presidential election and citizens are now looking back to what the current Trump administration has, or has not, accomplished while in office. At UMass

Degou, Madigan elected SGA president, vice president; Reed re-elected trustee

President-elect Lisa Degou and Vice President-elect Brian Madigan won the election by a close margin. (Courtesy of Facebook) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I thought it was a hard-fought election, between two terrific candidates. I knew whichever ticket took over, they were going to lead the student experience to be more positive. It’s the closest election

Brandeis University professor speaks on teaching African-American history in 2017

Chad Williams is currently completing a study of W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I. (Courtesy of Brandeis University) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Contributor Dr. Chad Williams, an associate professor at Brandeis University, came to UMass Lowell to speak about his personal experiences dealing with the shootings of un-armed African-Americans, including the Charleston shooting.

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki addresses lingering shock of presidential election results

Steve Kornacki’s expertise helped demystify the results of the presidential election. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Editor The media’s and polls’ generally inaccurate prediction of the 2016 presidential election could not have prepared the country any less for what was to become of the U.S. presidency. MSNBC Political Correspondent and former UMass Lowell student, Steve

The 2016 presidential election in music

Chris Romano Connector Staff With the 2016 election finally coming to an end, it’s time to look back on the songs it has inspired. Musicians in America have taken this election season to endorse or denounce candidates. In what seems to be the least enjoyable election in recent history, music has found a way to

Discussion panel takes last look at presidential race

Jessica Kergo Connector Editor As the 2016 presidential election comes to a close, many members of the political community are still making one last attempt at analyzing such an unusual race. Guest panelists, Marjorie Connelly and Jefferey M. Berry, took the stage at UMass Lowell to discuss the challenges that political scientists have faced as a

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