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Frank Talk from Capitol Hill

By By David Pevar, Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Given that the university's chancellor served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, he seemed a handy resource worth tapping for course No. 46.343 -- "The Congress."

Also, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan knows a few people. This his students are learning.

"What's the proper way to address him?" a student asked Meehan, moments before guest lecturer Barney Frank arrived on South Campus on Friday.

"Congressman Frank," instructed Meehan, teaching this course on Congress alongside Patricia Sullivan Talty, a local attorney and adjunct faculty member.

"I tell personal stories," Meehan explained. "It's a good chance to talk about my experiences in Congress and interact with students."

Read more about the Congress class.