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UMass Board of Trustees voted to approve increase in tuition and fees for 2nd consecutive year

UMass Board of Trustees voted to approve increase in tuition and fees for 2nd consecutive year

(Photo Courtesy of The PaperClip) “Cartoon of money bad with ‘college tuition’ written on the front.” Qinglong Diep                                                                           

What is the purpose of a final assignment?

(Photo courtesy of WikiHow) “Nearly every college class has some form of final test or assignment.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff In most of the courses that students take at any higher education institution, including UMass Lowell, they are given a final assignment from a professor. This could be in the form of an exam, an

Open Education Resources Progress at UMass Lowell

(Photo Courtesy of CUNY) “Logo for the Open Educational Resources initiative.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff Last summer, 25 faculty members were awarded grants of $1000 to $4000 from the Office of the Provost to work on OER course materials for their courses to be used within the next three semesters.  The Open Education Resources (OER)

Censorship in education gone too far

(Photo Courtesy of Vox) “Banned books are one of the main ways in which education is censored.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff Censorship in education has gone too far in this country. This country has seen more than a couple of states ban the teaching of certain topics in schools such as critical race theory, racism,

Aramark needs improvement in several areas

(Photo courtesy of Aramark) “The official logo of Aramark.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff Aramark has been our food vendor for quite some time for both catering and dining hall services. Their management team needs to address the complaints and issues students bring up each and every semester that are especially heard in our dining halls.

Jonathan Lemire visits UMass Lowell

(Photo Courtesy of WYPR) “Jonathan Lemire is the author of the New York Times Bestseller “The Big Lie.”” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff In a forum organized jointly with Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) and UMass Lowell, the conversation moderated by John Cluverius of the Political Science department focuses on Jonathan Lemire’s newest book titled The

A potential solution to the student loan debt crisis

(Photo courtesy of CNET) “The current cumulative student loan debt in America totals over 1.6 trillion.” Qinglong Diep Connector Staff Students hold over $1.7 trillion dollars in student loan debt in the second quarter of 2022 according to the Federal Reserves website. You may be wondering how the student loan debt became a crisis: There

UMass Lowell to see tuition hike in upcoming school year

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Alongside an increase in tuition, residential students can also expect to see a spike in housing rates for the 2022-2023 school year. Qinglong Diep Connector Staff As many colleges and universities are considering increasing tuition for the next academic year, University of Massachusetts Lowell students will see a potential hike