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South Campus Sledding: Why it’s the best

South Campus Sledding: Why it’s the best

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Sledding is a common past-time during the winter months. Andrew Wilcox Connector Editor Sledding is as timeless a winter activity as building a Snowman and having a snowball fight in the backyard. To some degree, there is no better feeling on a cold winter day than jumping onto a piece

Students say UMass Lowell’s separated campus create community cohesion problems

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Until the 1970s the North Campus and South Campus were part of entirely separate schools, founded for very different purposes. They merged to form what was then known as the University of Lowell. Gigi Torres Connector Contributor  Universities typically keep their campuses close, with all buildings and classes within the

UMass Lowell shoots for the stars with new observatory

(Serena Arora/ the Connector) Serena Arora Connector Staff Next November, UMass Lowell is opening a new astronomical observatory on South Campus. Adam Baacke, the Director of Planning and Development, explained how the team had a difficult time finding a location for the observatory. He described that they went around the campus trying to find a

“It actually hasn’t been that bad:” Red Line’s rerouting positive overall

Students at South Campus board a Red Line shuttle bound for East Campus. (Courtesy of Transportation Services) Hannah Manning Connector Editor At the tail end of the summer, UMass Lowell was presented with a huge problem: the reconstruction of the Pawtucket Street bridge on East Campus. Although the bridge had fallen into disrepair with several

UMass Lowell shakes up mailrooms

Conor Dawson and Hannah Manning Connector Editors A major change in the mailroom system is in store for students living on campus this fall. Students on South and East Campus will no longer be able to pick up their mail in their respective residence halls. UMass Lowell has done them one better; instead of managing

Campus Living Series: Sheehy offers various living learning communities

Sheehy Hall houses the Living Allegro, Creative Artists and MediaMakers Living Learning Communities. (Courtesy of YouVisit) Andre Ragel Connector Staff Located in the heart of South Campus, Sheehy Hall offers a friendly atmosphere within a relaxed environment close to the Merrimack River. Opened in 1989, this residence hall is named after former Lowell City Manager

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