University addresses student account concerns

By Sawyer Pollitt Earlier this week, many UMass Dartmouth Students were alarmed to discover that their COIN account balance reported figures that were at times $1,200 higher than they were previously thought to be. This was found to be the result of an adjustment in the University Grant and Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship. For some students, this new balance resulted in a hold placed on their … Continue reading University addresses student account concerns

New England Commission of Higher Education to conduct comprehensive evaluation seeks comment submissions 

By Gabriella Barthe  On March 22-25, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)– one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States.   The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is a regional accreditation agency for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as a few institutions in Greece, … Continue reading New England Commission of Higher Education to conduct comprehensive evaluation seeks comment submissions 

SAIL Office and Division of Student Affairs Announces Student Leadership Awards Nominations 

By GABRIELLA BARTHE  Editor-in-Chief    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 if you’re a Student Leader on campus, because the SAIL office and Division of Student Affairs is once again holding their annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet.   Each year, the joint team invites representatives from each organization to partake in a night of food, fun, and recognizing the hard work students put in … Continue reading SAIL Office and Division of Student Affairs Announces Student Leadership Awards Nominations 

Sunrise Plans Another Protest 

By Gabriella Barthe  Editor-In-Chief    UMass Dartmouth’s Sunrise SouthCoast hub on campus has announced this week that the organization is planning another protest on campus. In an email to student leaders, Sunrise asked organizations and students to join their efforts on February 28, with a focus on the power of voting.  Coming off their fall semester strike on September 20 to convince Chancellor Johnson to sign a carbon commitment … Continue reading Sunrise Plans Another Protest 

Many Names, Many Students, 125 Years

By Nicole O’Connell noconnell@umassd.edu Contributing Writer  2020 is a momentous year for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth because it marks the 125th anniversary of the school.   125 years holds a lot of history, and UMass Dartmouth is prepared to celebrate.  Shannon Finning, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, is excited for this anniversary.   “This celebration affords UMass Dartmouth the opportunity to document the transformational impact the University – its students, alumni, faculty … Continue reading Many Names, Many Students, 125 Years

State Representatives Tour UMass Dartmouth 

By Gabriella Barthe  Editor-in-Chief    Photo Credit: Facebook, UMass Dartmouth, Rep Jeff Roy    This Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14, the Massachusetts Joint Higher Education Committee toured UMass Dartmouth as part of their ongoing efforts to visit all 29 of the Massachusetts public colleges and Universities they serve.  During their visit State Senator Anne M. Gobi, State Representative Jeff Roy, State Representative Mindy Domb, and State … Continue reading State Representatives Tour UMass Dartmouth 

University Grants: What we know so far

By Sawyer Pollitt A&E Section Editor Photo: UMass Dartmouth FOLLOW THE UMASS DARTMOUTH TORCH FOR BREAKING NEWS AND INFORMATION ON THIS ISSUE Brought to light at 4:59pm on April 12, by a post on the UMass Dartmouth Black Market, many UMass Dartmouth students were made aware for the first time that changes have been made to their Financial Aid awards as of April 10, 2020. … Continue reading University Grants: What we know so far

UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining

By Contributing Writer Catalina McLucas The campus of UMass Dartmouth is changing at a pace like never before. The newest project on campus is the building of the new $134 million freshman dorms, built in only one year and replacing those that have been standing for over 40 years.   The 267,500-foot dorm consists of 1,210 beds, academic classrooms, maker spaces, study lounges, and recreation spaces. … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining

Scholarship Established in Memory of Carlin Lynch

To honor Carlin Lynch’s commitment to area students, his family and friends have established the Carlin Lynch Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.    “Carlin spent his life championing the greater good and creating opportunities for those in need.  We are humbled and grateful by the outpouring of support following his passing, and look forward to continuing his legacy of service,” his family … Continue reading Scholarship Established in Memory of Carlin Lynch