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Student expectations of university dining are unreasonably high

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor For years it has been said, by employers, alumni, faculty, staff and the student body alike, that one thing that truly sets UMass Lowell apart from other world-class centers of higher education is the unentitled attitude of its students. The Open Forum on Campus Dining this past week was, however, an

Men’s hockey defeats Massachusetts 4-2 to earn Alumni Cup title

Senior defenseman and captain Michael Kapla carries the puck out of UMass Lowell’s defensive zone. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s hockey team beat the Massachusetts Minutemen 4-2 with the game-winning goal coming from senior forward and leading scorer Joe Gambardella in the third period. Four different River Hawks found the

Help adjunct faculty at UMass Lowell

Chris Romano Connector Staff I am writing to show support for UMass Lowell adjunct faculty in their campaign to receive the same benefits that the rest of the UMass schools provide to their adjunct faculty. At UMass Lowell, the adjunct professors teach a majority of the freshmen and sophomore classes and should have access to

Kevin Boyle: The man behind the mask

Senior goalie Kevin Boyle has been a mainstay in the River Hawks’ success this season. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor Some people are just born to play hockey, and UMass Lowell goalie Kevin Boyle might be one of them. Through 31 games this season, Boyle has 19 wins, a .932

UMass Lowell selected fourth in Hockey East preseason poll

(Photo courtesy of Hockey East) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor The UMass Lowell ice hockey team was selected fourth in the Hockey East coaches’ poll Monday morning. The team received 92 total points and zero first-place votes. Boston College topped the list with 115 points and 7 of 12 first-place votes, while NCAA runner-up and defending Hockey

River Hawks name Ken Hughes as head coach of golf program

2014-15 men’s golf team. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) LOWELL, Mass. — UMass Lowell Athletic Director Dana Skinner announced today that Jim Mahoney has retired as the head golf coach at UMass Lowell and highly regarded local golf veteran Ken Hughes has been hired as his successor.  Mahoney led the River Hawks for the

Marty Meehan recaps eight years as chancellor, looks toward future as UMass president

Marlon Pitter Connector Editor In less than a month, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan will take over as the next president of the University of Massachusetts system. Since becoming chancellor in 2007, Meehan has been at the forefront of transforming UMass Lowell into a nationally ranked university with additions of new buildings, such as University

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