Mount Ida falls into the UMass system’s hands

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer Mount Ida College agreed on April 6 to be bought by UMass Amherst for $37 million in a deal that came as a surprise to many.  Mount Ida, on the verge of financial collapse, had sought to merge with Lasell College in an effort to avoid having to close. That deal fell through, so two weeks later Mount Ida sold itself to UMass Amherst.  The 119-year-old private college will close after this spring’s commencement.  The … Continue reading Mount Ida falls into the UMass system’s hands

Sexual Assault Month filled with student support

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer With April being sexual assault awareness month, the Center for Women, Gender, and sexuality have been active in keeping this campus filled with activities relevant to the month. Aside from frequent tabling to remind the campus of this important issue, one such event was a film screening on April 11 in the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  The previously mentioned film … Continue reading Sexual Assault Month filled with student support

This week in SGA: 2018 election results

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent This week, the student government association held elections for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The results were tallied over the weekend, and the winners are as follows. These appointments are conditional upon the candidate’s acceptance of the role, so this list is subject to change.  From the College of Arts and Sciences, eight new senators were selected: Isabelle Joseph, Dessi … Continue reading This week in SGA: 2018 election results

Career Development runs two successful career fairs

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer April is the month for job fairs at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as Jobs & Internships for the Common Good took place on Wednesday April 4, 2018 and the Annual Job & Internship Expo on Wednesday April 11, 2018.  Students from all majors were encouraged to attend both events which would help them not only learn the various types of jobs … Continue reading Career Development runs two successful career fairs

Student Veterans Association activist president graduates, leaves organization in good hands

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Student Veterans Association President and activist Jack Crowell graduates after joining the SVA in 2015 and eagerly and energetically expanding the organization to the best of his abilities.   Crowell Joined the SVA just as a Vet assistant, trying to earn work study on an easy gig, but quickly found it was in dire need of assistance. Since Crowell took the role of … Continue reading Student Veterans Association activist president graduates, leaves organization in good hands

Cornell professor discusses whale sounds in “The Singing Planet”

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth was honored to host a talk on Friday from world-renowned bio-acoustic engineer Christopher Clark.  Clark is a research professor at Cornell University and scientist at Marine Acoustics, Inc. who has dedicated his life to studying the communication among marine life and the ways human activity affect that communication.  He’s published over two-hundred academic papers and headed projects to monitor the … Continue reading Cornell professor discusses whale sounds in “The Singing Planet”

Mississippi starts downward spiral of abortion laws

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has now signed a law that makes his state the most difficult state in the country to get an abortion. The Bill, titled the Gestational Age Act, bans abortions after fifteen weeks of gestation, except in the case of a medical emergency or a severe fetal abnormality. Since this law, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has since … Continue reading Mississippi starts downward spiral of abortion laws