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How major UMass System decisions are implemented

Lindy Reed Student Trustee The UMass Board of Trustees governs the UMass system, but includes positions for UMass students to make sure their voices are heard. This board makes and approves the major system-wide changes within the UMass system. The powers and authorities of the UMass Board of Trustees are established by Massachusetts General Law.

The race for diversity and acceptance on campus

Michaela Goss Connector Editor Both students and faculty said that UMass Lowell needs to take more steps to promote racial diversity and acceptance throughout the campus for both American-born and international students. The UMass Lowell community includes members from many diverse backgrounds, and some said this University has helped them feel accepted. Yet other students

New Perkins apartments and changes to housing

The recently acquired Perkins Park located on Perkins Street. Alex Salucco Connector Editor As a university grows, all of its parts grow with it. With state-of-the-art buildings being built around campus and the improvement of campus culture, UMass Lowell is becoming a more desirable place to obtain a degree. To support a growing student body,

How to eat healthy on campus

“Farmer’s Market, located at University Dining Commons in Fox Hall, offers healthy options for students. (Courtesy of Navitas UML) Taylor Carito Connector Editor Eating healthy is challenging for everyone, especially on a college campus. More often than not, students who live on-campus find themselves in the dining halls, indulging in foods that may or may

UMass Lowell students recount their D.C. experience

Five UMass Lowell Students attend Donald Trump’s Innauguration in Washington D.C. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff “It was almost unreal… It was just a weird feeling. The air was just full of contempt and uncertainty,” said sophomore Political Science major David Todisco. Introduced by Professor Francis Talty, the UMass Lowell liaison to

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

David Aguiar: RA advocating for acceptance

Brock Johnson Connector Editor David Aguiar, a resident advisor in the Riverview Suites, wanted to focus on promoting diversity on his floor’s bulletin board due to the recent divisive election, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History month. To his astonishment on Friday, Jan 20, Aguiar discovered vandalism in the form of hate speech

Diversity display vandalized with hate speech

Brock Johnson Connector Editor In response to the currently divided feeling around the nation, David Aguiar, a resident advisor at Riverview Suites, wanted to proudly display the floor’s diversity. On Friday, Jan. 20, however, Aguiar and a team of RAs found a floor’s bulletin board designed to promote diversity vandalized with hate speech. They had

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