A Dream Remembered

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer On Friday, February 3, UMass Dartmouth remembered civil rights leader and cultural icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with the breakfast held in the Woodland Commons. This is the event’s 15th annual breakfast, involving a buffet, assorted musical selections, and a guest speaker. Sofia Reppucci, senior student and President of the Student Government Association, began the event and introduced … Continue reading A Dream Remembered

UMassD students studying abroad

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer On Wednesday, February 1, the Study Abroad Fair took place in the Library’s Grand Reading Room from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event advertised study abroad options for students of all majors. In attendance were representatives from UMass Dartmouth partner organizations, International Programs Office advisors, and students who have studied abroad. Representatives of partner organizations discussed details of individual … Continue reading UMassD students studying abroad

UMass Dartmouth Professor creates opportunities in India for students

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer The Ruel J. and Patricia A. Hall scholarship program created by Professor Maureen Hall offers a fund of $500 for a trip to India as a student-learning or teaching opportunity. Started in 2013, the program has run consecutively for four years since the winter of 2014. Applications are accepted until May 1 of this year for the 2017-2018 season. It … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Professor creates opportunities in India for students

South Coast food security forum rocks UMassD

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer On Wednesday, February 1, UMass Dartmouth played host to the South Coast Food Security Forum in which professionals from around the state came together in order to discuss strategies on how to fight hunger in the state of Massachusetts. The forum was spearheaded by Ellen Parker, Executive Director of Project Bread, Massachusetts’ largest organization committed to fighting hunger and also … Continue reading South Coast food security forum rocks UMassD

A united community stands behind its professors

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer President Trump’s immigration ban’s effect has stretched into our local community, as two UMass Dartmouth professors came to learn one Saturday afternoon. On January 28, just a day after the executive order was signed into law, UMass Dartmouth professors Mazdak Tootkaboni and Arghavan Louhghalam were passing through Logan Airport while returning from  an academic conference in Paris when they … Continue reading A united community stands behind its professors

New year, new diet, new me

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Let’s be honest: whose New Year’s resolution doesn’t include some sort of weight loss initiative? Ever since I started college, it has been hard to maintain a healthy weight. After I gained the inevitable “Freshman-15,” it’s been hard to lose it. But every time the new year comes around, I find myself making fitness-related resolutions, as if a new year … Continue reading New year, new diet, new me