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  • Zambia’s violent and razor-close election is mired in controversy. Here’s why. ›

    The Washington Post, September 18, 2016

    Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development in the McCormack Graduate School, argues that in Africa, international observers from other African countries have failed to remain nonpartisan in the face of strong diplomatic interests.
  • Political Happy Hour: Sept. 15, 2016 ›

    The Boston Globe, September 15, 2016

    Reporter Joshua Miller's "Political Happy Hour" highlights Tuesday's debate on Question 3, regarding the treatment of farm animals, which is co-sponsored by UMass Boston and will take place in the McCormack Theatre.
  • Debate Over Mass. Charter School Ballot Question Centers On Funds ›

    WBUR, September 14, 2016

    Supporters and opponents of charter schools participated Tuesday in a tense, fast-moving debate on a ballot question that would expand such schools in Massachusetts. The hourlong forum was sponsored by WBUR, The Boston Globe, and UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global S
  • Charter debate focuses on funding, equity issues ›

    The Boston Globe, September 13, 2016

    Supporters and opponents of charter schools participated Tuesday in a tense, fast-moving debate on a ballot question that would expand such schools in Massachusetts. The hourlong forum was sponsored by WBUR, The Boston Globe, and UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global S
  • A look at the schedule of ballot question debates ›

    The Boston Globe, September 13, 2016

    The first ballot question debate, co-hosted by UMass Boston, is today at 3 p.m. Former state Rep. Marty Walz will debate on behalf of supporters of the proposal to raise the cap on charter schools. Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson will represent opponents. Watch the livestream on umb.edu.
  • Two sides of charter school question set to debate Tuesday ›

    The Boston Globe, September 13, 2016

    The first ballot question debate, co-hosted by UMass Boston, is today at 3 p.m. Former state Rep. Marty Walz will debate on behalf of supporters of the proposal to raise the cap on charter schools. Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson will represent opponents. Watch the livestream on umb.edu.
  • Four Debates on Mass. Ballot Questions Planned ›

    Patch, August 31, 2016

    UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR, and The Boston Globe will host a series of live weekly debates on each of the four statewide ballot questions. The debates will take place between 3-4 p.m. before live audiences at the McCormack Theatre.
  • UMass Boston to host ballot question debates ›

    State House News, August 31, 2016

    UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR, and The Boston Globe will host a series of live weekly debates on each of the four statewide ballot questions. The debates will take place between 3-4 p.m. before live audiences at the McCormack Theatre.
  • Thayer Public Library Offers Course For ‘Lifelong Learners’ ›

    Patch, August 23, 2016

    UMass Boston's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is offering courses for adults 50 and over at Thayer Public Library in Braintree, starting this fall. Topics include stress management, an alternative history of the United States, the Scopes Monkey Trial, and Greek tragedy.
  • Jobs at these 10 companies will literally pay you for life ›

    Quartz, August 15, 2016

    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says U.S. companies by law vest pensions after five years of service and pay up to 1.8% of your salary per year of service. Weller says employers are less willing to offer pensions because of how companies are required to fund the plans.
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