Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. MassPIRG, a statewide student organization that works to defend public interest, has been working on the affordable textbook campaign, which is fairly new to UMassD. Junior, Bryce Vickery, became Coordinator of the Affordable Textbook Campaign in the beginning of this semester. He, alongside his team, strived for affordable textbooks for all college students. The Torch had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign

2019-2020 SGA election results are in

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. After weeks of candidates campaigning and a week for students to vote, the Student Government Association has officially listed the winners of the election for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Nicole Arruda accrued 258 votes to become the student trustee. Next came the results from the various Senate seats up for grabs from the many different institutions on campus. Commuter students … Continue reading 2019-2020 SGA election results are in

Internships for every student, from New Bedford to Yellowstone

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Amidst the many internship opportunities offered, one in a school district may not immediately come to mind. Yet, through their internships in the New Bedford Public Schools system, two UMass Dartmouth students have been able to closely interact with the local community while gaining professional experience. Allison Goodwin ‘20, English (Communication), and Samantha Perry ‘19, English (Literature and Criticism), are … Continue reading Internships for every student, from New Bedford to Yellowstone

Expanding student authority through active reading

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. On Wednesday April 17, in LARTS 215, students and faculty were able to join the conversation about the importance of annotating, presented by English Professor Meghan Fair. It was a professional environment, while being in a room full of various professors from the Arts and Sciences department, creating a diverse atmosphere. Professors’ now seen as students was a mind-blogging scene, … Continue reading Expanding student authority through active reading

Watching history burn before our eyes as 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. The infamous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France caught fire at 12:30 PM ET on Monday, April 15 and the fire raged overnight in France until the following day. The Notre Dame Cathedral has been standing for 850 years and is the center of Catholicism in France. It is also considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture … Continue reading Watching history burn before our eyes as 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames

UMass Dartmouth shakes the ship once again

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. As with other past semesters, the faculty at the UMass Dartmouth have set aside a day called ‘Shake the Ship’ where students can ask questions and share concerns to a variety of UMass Dartmouth officials in an open forum conversation. This semester’s Shake the Ship occurred on April 10 in the library, and featured members of SGA as well as … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth shakes the ship once again

Professor Bridget Teboh set to return to Ondo, Nigeria

By Editor-In-Chief Chelsea Cabral. Bridget Teboh, a Professor of History at UMass Dartmouth, has just learned that she has been offered The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship for a second time, after initially winning the fellowship in 2017. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF) was created in 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation in New York to support African-born scholars who live in the U.S. or Canada … Continue reading Professor Bridget Teboh set to return to Ondo, Nigeria