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Title IX conversation between Donna Lopiano and Chancellor Julie Chen sparks controversy

Title IX conversation between Donna Lopiano and Chancellor Julie Chen sparks controversy

(Photo courtesy of Montana Office of Public Instruction) “Title IX logo used by Montana Office of Public Instruction.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor In a forum that was organized by Chancellor Julie Chen to focus on the anniversary of Title IX and its importance, guest speaker Donna Lopiano insensitively used an inappropriate racial slur twice. The

UMass Lowell remembers 9/11

(Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial website) “Ariel shot of the 9/11 memorial in Lower Manhattan, New York City” Lillie Zate Connector Staff Sunday, September 11th, 2022, marked the 21-year anniversary since 9/11 when 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked airplanes in different cities in New England and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and

Boston parking garage collapse highlights need for ongoing infrastructural initiatives

(Photo courtesy of Live Boston 617) The collapse of the Boston Government Center parking garage highlights the need for infrastructural initiatives to continue to prioritize human safety over development.  Harrison Lee Connector Editor On March 26, a large portion of Boston’s Government Center parking garage collapsed, resulting in the fatality of Peter Monsini. In the wake

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

Severe weather tears through south

(Photo courtesy of Gerald Herbert/Associated Press) An EF-3 tears through New Orleans as severe storms continue to spread chaos and destruction across the southern United States.  Tanner Hume Connector Editor In recent weeks, severe weather has marched through the southern United States, spawning tornadoes and leaving behind nothing but destruction in its path. Due to

UMass Lowell introduces Office of Student Life and Well-being

(Photo courtesy of Hannah Monbleau/UMass Lowell) On March 22, The Office of Student Life and Well-being hosted a trivia night dedicated to sleep, which was well received by students. Lillie Zate Connector Staff Recently, UMass Lowell has introduced the Office of Student Life and Well-being, with a focus on educating students on the eight dimensions