With construction work complete on two new canal bridges along Pawtucket Street, students are enjoying shorter trips on two of the university’s busiest bus lines — and improved paths for walking and biking.
Transportation engineering graduate student Jenna Howard ’19 is leading the design of UML’s Pawtucket Greenway project through her work as a transportation infrastructure designer for the civil engineering firm TEC.
The Pawtucket Greenway, a collaboration between UML and the City of Lowell that will connect South and East campuses with a continuous, shared-use pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, got a boost from a pair of state grants.
UMass Lowell is No. 16 on Sierra magazine’s “Cool Schools” list for 2020, the university’s highest ranking ever in a survey that assesses colleges’ performances on everything from sustainability-focused courses, carbon-neutral energy and land policies, eco-friendly dining halls and student engagement.
As a fall semester like no other gets underway, UMass Lowell is focused on the health and safety of students — both residential and remote — through measures such as surveillance testing for COVID-19 and teletherapy counseling sessions.
Students donated more than 14,000 pounds of clothing, bedding, food and personal items during this spring’s Sustainable Move Out Donation Drive, which benefitted a half-dozen nonprofit organizations across the community.
Junior business administration major Nathan Klosowski, a coordinator and supervisor in the Office of Transportation Services, beat out a crowded field to win the university’s Student Employee of the Year award.
Six of the 12 projects to receive a share of the $50,000 Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund this year were led by students, the most in the fund’s three-year history.
As the university rolls out larger shuttle buses to accommodate growing ridership, the Office of Transportation Services has created an in-house training program to help student drivers earn their required commercial driver’s licenses.
The city of Lowell and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin replacing two canal bridges on campus this summer. Expected to take two years, the projects will create short-term traffic challenges but also long-term benefits to the university community.
Spring Move Out yielded a record haul from students, with 16,500 pounds of clothing, household goods and nonperishable food items collected by the Office of Sustainability and donated to local nonprofits.
For students of the mobile device generation, there are several must-have apps to make life more convenient on campus, whether it’s finding upcoming events, the next bus or even an available washing machine.