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Virtual career fair tips and tricks

Virtual career fair tips and tricks

[Courtesy of Umass Lowell] UMass Lowell has moved career fairs online in response to being remote this semester. Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor As everything moves online, it should be no surprise that career fairs have followed suit and are now virtual. The Career and Co-op Center has been hard at work scheduling virtual career fairs

Professor starts petition that calls for name change of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) A wide-shot of the Mark and Elisa Saab emerging technologies and innovation center Ashley Rose Rivera Connector Editor Maia Gil’Adi, an assistant professor of English specializing in Latinx literature and culture at UMass Lowell, has started a petition calling for UMass Lowell to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

PETA calls for audit of Umass Lowell for possible animal killings, UMass Lowell says all animals were cared for

(Photo courtesy of Dreamstime) Gala says government data shows that 95% of all new medicine that tests positive with animals actually fail when they get to human clinical trials.  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  When COVID-19 shut down universities and research facilities last March, administrations across the nation were forced to make quick decisions about the pausing

Salesforce Club teaches students professional skills

(Photo Courtesy of onlinemarketplace.com) Kyra Barry Connector Contributor Since its founding over 15 years ago, Salesforce has become an integral tool for many businesses across the globe as a customer relationship management software. For the past year, the Salesforce club at UMass Lowell has been offering students on campus an opportunity to utilize the organization’s

UMass Lowell and the City of Lowell Sow the Seeds for a Sustainable Future

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell) The university has four solar arrays, located on the roofs of Costello Gym, Bourgeois Hall, Leitch Hall and Dugan Hall, consist of 1,172 panels that combined can produce 246 kW of power. Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff The world is changing. For better or for worse, today’s world is in a constant

Microplastics, the smaller the piece, the larger the impact?

(Courtesy of Timothy Jean / Eagle Tribune) Dr. Weile Yan, an associate professor in UMass Lowell’s Civil and environmental engineering department, addresses the issue of microplastics in water at the Merrimack River Watershed Council’s (MRWC) fourth State of the Waters Conference. Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  It is simple. Giving up plastics straws and bringing a

Little-known program, River Hawk Experience Distinction, offers students service-learning opportunity

Nicholas DeBella  Connector Contributor  The River Hawk Experience Distinction (RHED), a community involvement program, offers the opportunity for UMass Lowell students to earn a special stamp on their diploma, stating they have been involved in two courses participating in community engagement and two volunteer experiences. Although the program is two years old, information about RHED

Alternate textbook options for the thrifty student

UMass Lowell students are always looking for cheaper textbook options. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Deanna Darah Connector Contributor With the prices of textbooks reaching new highs every year, many students at UMass Lowell are opting to buy their textbooks through Amazon rather than through the university’s bookstore in order to save money – if

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