Betsy DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confirmed this past week in a historic tiebreaker with an even split in the Senate. Vice President Pence had to break the tie, casting his vote in favor of the confirmation of DeVos. It was the first time in the history of the United States that a Cabinet position had to be confirmed by … Continue reading Betsy DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

Banner signing shows campus support

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer The international community has been struggling this year, owed to the executive orders of President Trump and the uneasy climate he has caused surrounding immigration and Islamic culture. It has affected people as far away as Saudi Arabia and Japan, and as close as Dartmouth. Last month, President Trump’s immigration standstill interfered with the lives of two UMass Dartmouth professors,  … Continue reading Banner signing shows campus support

UMass STEM Professors recieve grants from National Science Foundation

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth Professors Shakhnoza Kayumova and Walter Stroup received grants from the National Science Foundation for the purpose of investing in students being educated and pursuing paths in STEM field. STEM, an acronym short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, focuses exclusively on those fields and applying them to the modern world. The NSF grants were to help instill and … Continue reading UMass STEM Professors recieve grants from National Science Foundation

Confidental HIV testing on campus

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer On Tuesday, February 7, Seven Hills Behavioral Health clinic set up shop in the Frederick Douglass Unity House to conduct free and confidential HIV testing for the UMass Dartmouth community. Testing like this happens every month here on campus, according to Laodecia Fevrier, a marketing and management double major and member of the class of 2018, who The Torch … Continue reading Confidental HIV testing on campus

Southcoast Health opens new urgent care center in Dartmouth

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer On January 31, Southcoast Health opened an urgent care center in North Dartmouth for patients with non-emergency medical concerns. It is the closest urgent care center to UMass Dartmouth. The new urgent care center is located at 435 State Road, near recently opened Hannoush Jewelers and Starbucks stores. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. … Continue reading Southcoast Health opens new urgent care center in Dartmouth

Letter to the Editor: In direct response to “Sale of WUMD raises questions of ethicality”

Dear Editor: In response to the recent The Torch articles pertaining to the decision to transfer the WUMD license, we believe it is important to clarify factual errors and to add a few additional thoughts. As we have stated in multiple forums with students, WUMD radio staff, faculty, and community members, the highest priority in decision-making on this issue has been achieving the best long-term … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: In direct response to “Sale of WUMD raises questions of ethicality”

Airbnb gets political at Superbowl

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer If you thought that the Super Bowl would be four hours of relief from all of the chaos and politics that we are constantly surrounded by, you would have been wrong. Super Bowl LI was politically charged in many ways, from commercials, to Lady Gaga’s halftime performance, to Brady and Belichick’s underlying support for President Trump. But there was one … Continue reading Airbnb gets political at Superbowl