Gender-punks group established as a community support group

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Gender-punks, established last year, is a group operating out of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality and accepts members who identify as non-binary, trans, and genderless, as well as  those questioning their gender and sexual identities. Gender-punks focuses on transgender and non-binary as well as non-gendered people and provides an open environment for them. It meets weekly in the … Continue reading Gender-punks group established as a community support group

Expanded hours at Arnie’s Cupboard

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer Arnie’s Cupboard is dedicated to giving emergency food to Corsairs in need, and now they’ll be open longer to do so. Since the fall of 2016, hungry Corsairs have had the opportunity to make use of the food pantry in the Main Auditorium building in room 208. It is sponsored by the office of Student Affairs, and aims to … Continue reading Expanded hours at Arnie’s Cupboard

Professor Robin Robinson wins Fulbright

By Andrew Tyrrell, Managing Editor UMass Dartmouth Professor of Sociology Robin A. Robinson has been awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship to research sexual violence in Hungary. The project, titled “Beyond Obstacles, Toward Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence in Hungary,” will examine the underreporting of sexual violence in Hungary. The Fulbright Scholarship will fund two years of research for Robinson in Hungary, where she will … Continue reading Professor Robin Robinson wins Fulbright

Professor receives award to research diabetes

By Arpeni Mael, Editor-in-Chief The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded UMass Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Lamya Karim, a grant worth $616,170 to study how type 2 diabetes weakens the bones and in turn, causes greater risk for fractures. “Skeletal fragility in patients with type 2 diabetes is a rapidly growing pulic health risk,” said Dr. Karim in the press release on umassd.edu. “The … Continue reading Professor receives award to research diabetes

Professor Kahn will visit campus for National Poetry Month

By Arpeni Mael, Editor-in-Chief UMass Dartmouth’s College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Coppélia Kahn to deliver a public lecture on April 3 at 4 p.m. at the Charlton College of Business as part of the university’s National Poetry Month celebration. Professor Kahn is an internationally recognized Shakespeare scholar and Professor Emerita of English and Gender Studies at Brown University. She will be speaking on … Continue reading Professor Kahn will visit campus for National Poetry Month

UMass Dartmouth honor society gives back to community

By Chelsea Cabral, Managing Editor UMass Dartmouth’s Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi is integrating service with learning, as their fresh book drive project creates a path towards better educational opportunities for schools with limited access or funding. The Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society on the UMass Dartmouth campus that recognizes outstanding student contributions to education. … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth honor society gives back to community

Social media emerges as main source of information for younger generations

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer In a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, roughly eighteen percent of Americans now get their news, information, and understanding of world events from social media. Traditionally, news and information about current events has come from sources such as newspapers, magazines, and televised journalism, most prominent in the 1960’s, due to close coverage of the Vietnam War. With the … Continue reading Social media emerges as main source of information for younger generations