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J. Keith Motley is the eighth chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston. Motley is also a founder of the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School and sits on numerous community boards. Motley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeastern University and a PhD from Boston College.
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At the first Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses conference held April 21 at UMass Boston, an impressive picture emerged of what campuses and schools are currently doing to implement sustainable and green efforts in their microcosms.
The two-day conference included nearly 500 sustainability experts and peers from government, business, education, and nonprofits from two countries (USA, Canada), nine states (CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 94 Massachusetts communities, and 45 campuses and ...
UMass Boston fund-raiser appears destined to be biggest yet Peter Berlandi, the political and business consultant who famously helped Republican William F. Weld win the governor’s office in 1990, is being honored Monday at a fund-raiser to benefit UMass Boston. The event is expected to raise over $500,000 for scholarships. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is building out his campaign staff with some former aides now that he is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
In a small classroom at Monrovia’s prestigious College of West Africa, Victor W. Birch, a young history teacher, stands in front of a class of students in blue and white uniforms. Behind him, the theme for the day’s lesson is written in neat cursive: “The territorial expansion and encroachment of Liberia.” With sweeping hand gestures, Birch speaks of the creation of Liberia, that small West African nation founded by freed American slaves who subjugated the land’s original inhabitants in the ...
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller authored this article on the recent release of gross domestic product growth data by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Pablo Goldbarg, research communication and dissemination coordinator for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article about plans for Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs to lead a study for the center on the impact of Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain.
By , Town Correspondent
A series of activities will be held in Dudley Square on Saturday to celebrate the communitys history, including a call for residents to bring old photos, documents and personal stories of life in Roxbury so that material can be digitized and published online.
The preservation effort is led by collection specialists at the University of Massachusetts Boston as part of the schools Mass. Memories Road Show, according to the universitys website and the City of Boston ...
Nick Kotsopoulos City Hall Notebook
Worcester could find itself with two city auditors for a period of time later this year.
In laying the groundwork Wednesday for the search for a successor to City Auditor James A. DelSignore, who will be retiring in January, the City Council Municipal Operations Committee made it clear it wants to get the process under way as soon as possible so the new person can work with Mr. DelSignore for a while.
The search group the committee wants to hire ...
Written by Patriot Staff
The town manager search committee met this week to receive and begin reviewing responses to a request for proposals for a town manager search consultant. Councilor Janet Joakim, who chairs the group, says it won’t have a recommendation for the council until at least its second meeting in May.
In the running are Municipal Resources, Inc., the MMA Consulting Group, and the Edward J. Collins , Jr. Center for Public Management at U-Mass Boston.
Carol Hardy-Fanta, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, is quoted in this article on the possibility that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could select U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte to be his running mate.