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Parent-Students’ Problems Proclaimed

Hannah Tello Connector Contributor An increasingly significant yet consistently invisible student population has recently emerged. Parenting-students have doubled their enrollment in four-year universities over the last 20 years. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 50 percent of nontraditional undergraduates (which themselves make up 56 percent of the entire population of college students) are

UMass Lowell student entrepreneur launches local business

Robert Badger Connector Contributor Alyssa Piper kickstarts Nature & Co. with the help of Transform Mill City program. Student leader and entrepreneur, Alyssa Piper, has ignited her entrepreneurial spirit. She is sole founder of Nature & Co, a three-branched business consisting of all-natural beauty products, small space and urban home gardening and bohemian style art,

Tobacco debate is smokin’ hot

Maddie Koufogazos Conector Editor Student Government Association petitions for tobacco-free campus The smoking debate on-campus has been sparking up as actions are being made by the Student Government Association (SGA) and other student organizations to progress the discussion of a tobacco-free policy at UMass Lowell. Multiple steps have already been taken to promote the campaign,

The devil doesn’t wear snow shoes

UML Media Relations Because of a winter storm predicted for Wednesday, Feb. 5, “A Conversation with Meryl Streep” at UMass Lowell has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. All tickets for the Feb. 5 event will be honored on April 1. Ticket-holders seeking refunds should

Until we are all free: UMass Lowell celebrates legacy of MLK

Dan Cook Connector Editor From the podium, the passionate words of Dr. Charles Desmond rang through Cumnock Hall. “You are the change he was talking about,” said Desmond, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. The “you” was in reference to the audience of students, faculty and volunteers and the “he” was in

Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep to Establish Scholarships

Courtesy of Media Relations Actress Meryl Streep will leave a lasting legacy when she visits UMass Lowell in two weeks for the Chancellor’s Speaker Series, as she is set to establish two scholarship funds for UMass Lowell students. The scholarships will be endowed with all net proceeds from her Wednesday, Feb. 5 appearance at the

Make volunteering part of your new year’s resolution

Maddie Koufogazos Connector Editor The Heritage Awareness Committee, comprised of students, faculty and staff, is collecting gently-used children books for children ages two to five, until Friday, Jan. 24. As part of MLK Week 2014, “Until All Are Free,” there will be a Day of Service on Sunday, Jan 26., from 3-6 p.m., in University