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Article on UMass Boston seniors and entrepreneurs Michael Emery and Kevin Schoenthaler, who won the first Business Launch Competition hosted by the College of Management’s Entrepreneurship Center.
If two-thirds of the people invited to a wedding or business meeting don't show up, the event is likely a failure. At municipal elections, that kind of turnout - or worse - is often the norm.
In fact, if even one-third of voters had turned out at the more than 50 local elections held Nov. 8 in Massachusetts, it would have been a better showing for many towns and cities.
Turnout averaged 25 percent among registered voters Nov. 8 in 26 communities covered by Wickedlocal.com, as well as ...
By Kenneth J. Cooper Harvard University and other elite colleges have encountered criticism because students from upscale families have come to dominate the schools’ black enrollments. African-American alumni of an earlier generation and other critics want more low-income students admitted. National studies, however, show that only a small percentage of high school seniors from poor African-American or Hispanic families even apply to the country’s best colleges. Most of these students ...
Great Harbor Yacht Club water samples turn up bacteria, metals I&M Senior Writer (Nov. 17, 2011) Water-sampling tests at the Great Harbor Yacht Club on Washington Street raised some eyebrows at the Conservation Commission earlier this month, as the results showed consistently elevated levels of bacteria, metals such as copper and zinc, as well as nitrogen.
During one sampling in September, results showed the presence of acetone, a cleaning solvent considered to be a volatile organic ...
A 3-year-old is happily playing on the floor near his mommy’s feet as she works on her laptop. Unknowingly, she knocks a ballpoint pen onto the floor. The little boy picks up the ballpoint pen, says loudly “Mine!” and begins to draw on some paper with it. His mother leans over and takes the pen away saying “No. This is mommy’s pen. Here are your crayons.” The boy becomes angry immediately; he cries out and hits his mother. How should she respond?
This is also the question on a ...
At last night’s Harvard Tech Meetup , Bijan Sabet, a general partner at Spark Capital , said, “This is the best time to start a company,” later remarking, “It starts with students. I really hope you stay here after you graduate to build great businesses here.” One of the easiest ways to ensure students stay in Boston is by offering them internships and job opportunities, and the University of Massachusetts of Boston is one of the institutions doing just that.
Through the University’s ...
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“Republican politics” and “climate change” is not necessarily an oxymoron, according to discussions today during a day-along conference on the subject sponsored by the NH Carbon Action Alliance.
Farrell Seiler, chairman of the coalition based in Littleton, noted the apparent dichotomy during his remarks at the conference held at the Portsmouth, N.H., Harbor Events & Conference Center. He said that three of the five directors of the ...
Included in the plan is $45 million to continue construction of a state data center in Springfield and #3,2 million to start work on a Greenfield trial court facility.
By MICHAEL NORTON
BOSTON - A $152 million science building at UMass Boston, $100 million for potential Big Dig construction claims settlements, and $45 million to continue construction of a state data center in Springfield are among scores of specific capital investments the state plans to make this year, according to an ...
Daniel Phillips, founder and director of the Entrepreneurship Center, is quoted in this article on the Student Entrepreneurship Program (StEP) and the fact that since 2010, 83 UMass Boston students have been placed in paid internships with 42 high tech startups in Massachusetts.
The search is on for a new town manager in Hanover, two years after residents voted to approve a streamlined, more efficient form of government.
The town's new boss will replace Steve Rollins, the longtime town administrator who became Hanover's first town manager in summer 2010. Rollins, who began his service in 1987, plans to retire in June when his contract runs out.
Rollins shepherded the town's move to centralize its sprawling town departments into a handful of functions including ...