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Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan is quoted in this article on the increasing numbers of seniors who drive and how their families deal with dilemma of restricting their driving.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault held a press conference to welcome a sexual assault expert to speak more on National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
ACASA welcomed Dr. David Lisak, a specialist in the study of the causes and consequences of sexual violence and the long term effects of childhood abuse in adult men to the Clinton School of Public Service.
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to promote awareness ...
People in the Occupy movement and many others are quite concerned about “corporate personhood,” and especially about the Citizens United decision. Did that Supreme Court decision in fact make a crucial difference with regard to the role of money in elections?
—Dan Schneider, Boston, Mass.
Crucial? No, I wouldn’t say crucial. The Citizens United decision of 2010 was, however, one more important link in the long chain securing the role of money in U.S. politics.
In Citizens United v. ...
By Kenneth J. Cooper While waiting in my car for a funeral repast to begin at a fraternal function hall, I noticed two young women, in their late teens or early twenties, lounging together on a stone wall at the edge of a large neighborhood park. They were wearing tight jeans and lightweight blouses that left more exposed than concealed, a revealing style of dress unremarkable in this age of excessive openness about everything. I figured they were friends relaxing on a sunny, warm afternoon. ...
Join The Trustees of Reservations and archaeologists from UMass Boston’s Fiske Center for Archaeological Research to participate in an archeological investigation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Westport Town Farm, 830 Drift Road, Westport. Archaeologists from UMass Boston’s Fiske Center will be working on-site and will be available to provide guidance to volunteers interested in helping out with the dig, sifting excavated soil and exploring found artifacts. Dress appropriately and ...
C. Eduardo Siquiera, associate director for research at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article on plans by Whole Foods to build an organic grocery store in Detroit and what it means for the city.
As the 1994 Senate election pitting Mitt Romney against Ted Kennedy approached, it was all coming down the women’s vote. “When the race drew close, in late August, early September, the biggest target group of voters were women, particularly non-college-educated working women,” says Tad Devine, who served as a senior Kennedy adviser.? Justin Sullivan / Romney had reason to think he had a chance with this constituency. On abortion, there was little daylight between the two men. Kennedy, ...
Location: 225 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110 When:
April 17, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Where: UMass Club
(Boston) On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 pm the UMass Club will be hosting an Iron Chef Competition located in Boston’s financial district.
The competition features three contestants: UMass President Robert Caret (Robert L. Caret Scholarship Endowment), UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley (Paul Robeson Institute for ...
Three years into economic recovery, African Americans, Latinos, and Asians continue to lag whites in employment and job security, according to a study by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think-tank in Washington.
In a teleconference Thursday cosponsored by the center, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Urban League, Christian E. Weller, a study author, said research found that the unemployment rate of African Americans (15.4 percent) was typically twice as high as ...
By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent
As Mattapan United continues its work in the neighborhood, the group is gathering questionnaires it distributed to learn about the neighborhood and to better allocate services.
The questionnaires asked residents if they own their home and if they work in the neighborhood. The questionnaire also asked residents to rate their concerns about issues ranging from police responsiveness to traffic and parking.
Organizers with the group hope the ...