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By Kenneth J. Cooper “On Gold Mountain” resembles a Chinese “Roots,” a 100-year-old saga of an immigrant family’s rise from peasantry in their homeland to prosperity in America. I got a cultural education about the rituals, customs and languages brought from China, but found most revealing the passages about the family’s interactions with this country’s laws. Late in the book, a few sentences about the GI Bill’s impact on the upward mobility of Chinese-Americans after World War II stopped my ...
From an economic standpoint, Asian Americans are presumed to fare better than average, even during downturns—a perception that contributes to their reputation as “model minorities.” Indeed, from 2007 to 2010, Asian Americans had annual unemployment rates that were slightly lower than those of whites. But these numbers mask persistent disadvantages for Asian Americans.
This issue brief begins by examining and explaining patterns in Asian American unemployment rates from 2007 to 2010. It then ...
A city man has been indicted on 299 child abuse charges, including 271 charges of aggravated rape of a child with force.
Terry Jackson, 54, whose address is listed in court documents as 36 Montello St. Extension, Apt. 1, was indicted by a Plymouth County grand jury in connection with incidents that date from 2009 to 2010. He is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court.
The number of alleged crimes may seem shocking, but one expert said child-abuse cases can involve ...
Article on the expansion of the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School into the former Lucy Stone School near Codman Square mentions that the charter school was founded in 1999 by a group that included UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley.
Article on a public meeting scheduled for next Monday in the Campus Center to update community members on campus construction and potential changes to roads surrounding campus.
Selection Committee to cut group to three to five finalists by end of the month.
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In keeping with Steve Jobs’ vision of transforming education, Apple has expanded its iTunes U so that professors can now offer entire courses, not just lectures.
So far, though, not many colleges and universities are rushing to drop the platforms they already use for online learning and adopt the new application from the technology heavyweight.
Apple bills the expanded iTunes U as “an entire course in one app,” with the capacity to accommodate lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and ...
Letter to the editor about project labor agreements mentions that construction of the Integrated Sciences Complex, which uses an agreement, is ahead of schedule and has met or exceeded hiring goals for women, minorities, and Boston residents.
Article on an increase in Asian American Studies programs and the population of Asian American and Pacific Islander students at universities across the country mentions that UMass Boston is one of several universities with significant programs.
Antonio F.D. Cabral is state representative, 13th Bristol District; chairman, Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus; and chairman, House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
Today, the Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus, which I co-chair with Sen. Benjamin Downing of Pittsfield, will meet with Education Secretary Paul Reville to discuss Gov. Patrick's Gateway Cities Education Agenda and strategize how best to ensure its implementation. The ...