Education

My view ~ Marty Meehan Lowell neighborhood kid becomes President of the University of Massachusetts

My view from the visitor’s gallery/EM Kennedy Institute for the US Senate   A few thoughts about Marty Meehan’s rise from a Lowell neighborhood kid to becoming President of the University of Massachusetts…  I’ve known Marty since he was fifteen years old … while we haven’t always run in the…

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America’s First Architect ~ H. H. Richardson

The beautiful pair of buildings – the City Hall and the Pollard Memorial Library – that anchor the intersect of Merrimack Street/Dutton Streets/Monument Square and up to Cardinal O’Connell Parkway represent a monumental style of architecture known as Richardsonian Romanesque. These buildings are the hub of much important civic and…

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Honors for Kerouac

Last night, students from the UMass Lowell Honors College First-Year Seminar in all things Lowell went on the road in Kerouac’s Lowell. I teach one section of the 22 sections of this required course in the Honors College. Nearly 400 students are learning about Lowell in a directed way this…

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On this day August 9, 1852 ~ Thoreau’s “Walden” was published

A most quotable local author…. from the archive… Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” was published on August 9, 1852 August 9, 2014 by Marie Posted in Culture, Greater Lowell Leave a Comment On this day August 9, 1852, Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden; or, Life in the Woods” was published. “Walden” details…

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UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney ~ an historic selection

Yesterday Bill and I were pleased to be a part of the celebratory reception for newly-elected UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney. Despite the severe weather alerts, wind and downpours, a few hundred people, most from UMass Lowell family with some community partners joining them, gathered at University Crossing in Ed and…

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The Rich Get Richer

Here’s another news story about a fabulously wealthy donor giving a ton of money to a fabulously wealthy institution. A Wall Street titan and alumnus of Yale University, Stephen A. Schwarzman, contributed $150 million for a performing arts center that will be fashioned out of a set of extraordinary buildings on the campus. In reporting…

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