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BOSTON — Nick Nedwick scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as the Eastern Connecticut State University men’s basketball team earned its first Little East Conference regular-season title in 26 years with a 76-68 win over UMass-Boston on Saturday.
The Warriors also will be the top seed in the upcoming tournament for the first time, and will host the semifinal round on Friday and the championship on Saturday.
Chris Robitaille and Brian Salzillo each scored 14 points for ...
A consultant recently presented selectmen with the first half of the findings of a study on town departments. Selectmen hired UMass-Boston’s Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management last October to undertake the study, which is intended to identify ways the town can improve its department’s efficiency. The findings pertain to the departments on the first floor of Town Hall. In the next few weeks, the consultant will return to present the remainder of its findings, which relate to ...
By Kenneth J. Cooper Writing about education over the last three decades, I have watched faddish reforms come and go, usually leaving behind little or no enduring change in schools. The country is once again caught up in a wave of supposed reforms whose effectiveness their supporters take as article of faith—and nothing more—because research or equity is not on their side. Advocates of these mythical reforms are well-meaning. Some are frustrated with the fitful performance of public schools. ...
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Kamal Bawa, an Indian-born professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the 2012 winner of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award, the world's first major international award for work on sustainability.
Bawa will receive the Gunnerus Gold Medal and the award of 1 million Norwegian Kronor (about $190,000) at a ceremony in Trondheim, Norway, the university said citing a Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS) announcement.
NORTHFIELD Julie Fortier set the school scoring record and the Norwich University womens hockey team clinched the ECAC East regular-season title, storming out to a four-goal first-period lead and beating Salve Regina 6-0 on Friday afternoon.
Fortier had a goal and two assists as the second-ranked Cadets (21-2-1, 16-0-1 ECAC East) avenged their only league blemish, a 1-1 tie at Salve Regina (10-9-5, 6-7-4) in December. She finished the day with 166 points (87 goals, 79 assists), two more ...
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Over the past month the UMass-Boston Beacons have been one of the hottest teams in New England with a 7-2-1 record in their last 10 games coming into Friday night's game at Kreitzberg Arena.The Beacons also had handed the Norwich men's ice hockey team its first loss of 2011-12 on Jan. 14, which gave the Cadets plenty of motivation heading into the game even though they had already wrapped up their 14th straight ECAC East regular season title the week before.However, No. ...
Civility the goal in diverse nation
Editor: I'm not sure that there is any place on earth as diverse as our nation - the givens are our size, our topography, our many climates and our religious, racial and ethnic identities. Then there are our society-driven differences in economic, social, political and educational status. It's no wonder that we seem "deranged" at times as opposed to being arranged - united.
That diversity trademark is, to a point, our greatest asset - as long as we ...
Mayor Thomas Menino this week unveiled the make-up of the advisory committee that will work with his administration on revamping the city’s school assignment policy.
Menino has promised to set up a “radically different” school assignment policy from the costly and unpredictable one in place now, which divides the city into three assignment zones. School officials estimate that by 2014, busing will cost more than $100 million, up from the current outlay of roughly $80 million. Since 2004, ...
‘We the Party’ cast (L-R): Ben J (New Boyz), Mighty Mike, Quincy Brown, Katarina Garcia, Patrick Cage II and Carlos Olivero (Menudo). (Photograph by Brenda Sisa)
Actor, writer, director and son of the legendary Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles has long since forged his own path in the family business.
Van Peebles made his directorial debut with the gangster film “New Jack City” in 1991 that made the character Nino Brown a part of American pop culture. He followed that up with ...
GARDNER — As the city looks to change its charter, no better reason may be found than the problem of paying the mayor.
If the city charter is followed, and the City Council wants to give Mayor Mark P. Hawke a raise, he won’t get the money until January 2014 and only if he gets re-elected. If state law is followed, the council has until October 2013, three months before the end of the mayor’s current term, to show him the money.
The council’s Finance Committee wants a little more clarity ...