Culture

‘Oranges at Christmas’

This composition was first heard as a radio essay on the “Sunrise” program of WUML, 92.5 FM, at UMass Lowell. Executive producer Chris Dunlap assembled writers in the area for the daily essay feature, a  popular component of the morning public affairs show that was broadcast for a few years in the…

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UMass Lowell Author Event: Nelson Mandela’s Guard & Later Friend

The late Nelson Mandela with Christo Brand (web photo courtesy of nelsonmandela.org) UMass Lowell’s Office of the Provost cordially invites the community to a special event on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Moloney Hall at University Crossing featuring Christo Brand, author of “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend.” Brand was Nelson Mandela’s…

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Visiting New York City

I just returned from a weekend trip to New York City, something that has become an annual family event in recent years.  Here are some observations: Getting There: This trip we rode a bus to NYC and it was a great experience that I highly recommend.  C&J Bus Lines from…

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Berkeley students make mockery of Free Speech Movement by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at U.C. Berkeley, a pivotal moment in the history of student activism and political organizing that laid the groundwork for the antiwar movement and other social causes. …

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