UMass President Caret Appears on WUMB Radio’s Commonwealth Journal
October 20, 2011
Office of Communications
WUMB 91.9FM’s awarding-winning program Commonwealth Journal featured University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret on the show Sunday, October 16.
President Caret discussed his philosophy on higher education, funding, measuring success, and the responsibility of the University of Massachusetts system to the commonwealth with host Rachel Rubin, department chair of American Studies at UMass Boston.
“As a system, the primary responsibility is to provide access to a high-quality educational environment that has a research foundation,” Caret said in his Sunday interview. “Education, economic vitality, social well being — those are the key areas we work in. People tend to focus on the educational piece, but the other two are equally important.”
The public affairs show airs every Sunday night at 7 p.m. on 91.9FM in the Boston area, or online at www.wumb.org. It also airs on approximately 30 other radio stations in Massachusetts at varying times on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Each week, the program explores topics of particular interest to Massachusetts.
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