All-gender restrooms opened

by Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer On UMass Dartmouth’s campus, 62 all-gender, single stall restrooms have opened across campus, in compliance with Massachusetts law. As pioneered by the Center for Woman, Gender, and Sexuality and led by Dr. Juli Parker, the UMass Dartmouth Campus has opened up 62 all gender restrooms to accommodate and “be a more welcoming university and providing safety to students who are … Continue reading All-gender restrooms opened

Former congressman Barney Frank speaks in post-election forum

by Chelsea Cabral, Staff Writer “What just happened? What now? How do we progress?” These are the questions arising from the state of Massachusetts—a traditionally blue state—and from individuals across the nation following Trump’s presidential victory. On Friday, November 18, former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank answered those very questions that rested in the minds of many disgruntled voters, academics, and political pundits at the Claire … Continue reading Former congressman Barney Frank speaks in post-election forum

YouTuber Kat Blaque on living authentically

by Alex Solari, Staff Writer Some people have a hard time living authentically and truthfully, but Kat Blaque, a transgender YouTuber, came to UMass Dartmouth to teach her audience how to do just that. On November 17, the Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room hosted the event, Kat Blaque: Living In Her Truth. At the event, Blaque talked about her struggles with gender identity, … Continue reading YouTuber Kat Blaque on living authentically

Into the woods behind the Dells

by Amanda Michaels, Contributing Writer Behind the Dells sits a historic farmhouse that has been abandoned and left to crumble. Sociology and Anthropology  (SOA) professor Brian Broadrose has begun to bring the registered historical structure back to life. After cleaning up the area, he will be focusing on archaeology at the site. In the late 1970’s and early 80’s, the woods around Cedar Dell Pond … Continue reading Into the woods behind the Dells

Charlton Business College Dean to step down

by Scott Lariviere, Staff Writer The Dean of the Charlton College of Business has announced that he will be stepping down after the current academic year. Dean Angappa Gunasekaran assumed the position as the Dean of the Charlton College of Business in January of 2013. While his deanship has lasted for the past four years, Gunasekaran has been a professor at UMass Dartmouth since 1995. … Continue reading Charlton Business College Dean to step down

UMass Dartmouth stands with Standing Rock

by Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer On Tuesday, November 15, protests in consolidation with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were organized on the campus of UMass Dartmouth. Over the past couple months, there have been protests occurring in North Dakota over the construction of a pipeline that will span 1,172 miles and carry oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It could … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth stands with Standing Rock

Hamilton controversy distracts from Trump University lawsuits

by Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer On the night of November 18, Vice President-elect Mike Pence was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers when he arrived at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City with his daughter and their cousins to see the acclaimed musical Hamilton, which depicts the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. After the show, actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who … Continue reading Hamilton controversy distracts from Trump University lawsuits