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The turbulent history of UMass Lowell’s forgotten campus

The turbulent history of UMass Lowell’s forgotten campus

West Campus was formally the Graduate School of Education for UMass Lowell. (Courtesy of Aaron Robinson/Connector) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor UMass Lowell has been around since 1894, which means it’s had a lot of time to accumulate peculiar stories and happenings. Everyone knows about North, South and East Campus, but what about West Campus? And

New history club presents a fresh take on looking to the past

Brigid Archibald Connector Staff The city of Deadwood, South Dakota, was home to one of America’s most significant gold rushes, but it is mostly known for its colorful locals like Wild Bill, Calamity Jane or to some Potato Creek Johnny. It is likely a few students may have heard about Deadwood before, be it from

UMass Lowell to host Garret Felber for lecture on Malcolm X and police brutality

The speaking event on police brutality and Malcolm X will be held on Nov. 30 in O’Leary Room 222. (Courtesy of Anglonautes) Morgyn Joubert Connector Staff With the growing number of cases involving police brutality, the History Department, along-side the Working Class on Race and Ethnicity at UMass Lowell, has decided to invite speaker Garret Felber

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

Opinion: Donald Trump and His Unfair Treatment

President Donald Trump was the runner-up for 2015 TIME Person of the Year award. (Courtesy of TIME Magazine) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Even well before his victory on election day, President Donald Trump has been feuding with the press and the mainstream media. The president’s antagonistic views of the press are a result of his

Revamping the history of South Campus one building at a time

Coburn Hall on South Campus. (Katrina Desrosiers/Connector) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Contributor No elevator, no ramp, bathrooms in the basement, limited parking and inaccessible offices make Coburn Hall out of reach for some UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. In order for Coburn Hall to be an appropriate fit for South Campus, many students say that

Whistler Museum brings culture to Lowell

The statue of Whistler was erected after his death in 1903 (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Contributor Of all the historic prominence encompassing downtown Lowell, The Whistler House Museum of Art contributes greatly with its distinctive beauty and fascinating history. The three-story, 14-room house at 243 Worthen St. was home to various important leaders of

The history of the mills and evolution of Downtown Lowell

The Boott Mills Museum is a repurposed building that was originally built in 1835 (Courtesy of Boott Cotton Mills Museum) Taylor Carito Connector Staff Just over one hundred years ago Lowell was one of the homes to the boom of industrialization in New England. Textile and cotton mills lined the city’s now downtown streets, crowded

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