In the Media
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Is Dead and Both Sides Killed It ›
The Huffington Post, August 14, 2015Carlo Strenger, a professor of psychology and philosophy at Tel Aviv University, reviews Padraig O'Malley's new book, saying it is a "refreshing departure from the blame game." O'Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School.
Clinton is open to raising Social Security taxes on six-figure earners ›
Washington Post Online, August 12, 2015Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says raising the cap on payroll taxes "really would put Social Security on a more even footing." Taxpayers do not pay Social Security taxes on earnings above $118,500.
The Five Most Damaging Ideas GOP Candidates Have For Social Security ›
ThinkProgress, August 07, 2015Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the most damaging ideas Republican presidential candidates have offered up are to raise the retirement age and raise the early retirement age.
Easton moves forward on proposed charter change to town council ›
Wicked Local Easton, August 07, 2015UMass Boston's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management worked with Easton's Special Act Charter Study Committee on its review of a recommendation to eliminate open town meeting. The committee has handed its report over to selectmen.
Chatham COA looking towards future needs and wants input ›
Wicked Local Chatham, August 05, 2015UMass Boston's Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging will conduct an assessment gauging the wants and needs of Chatham's rapidly growing elderly population.
Greater Boston author readings Aug. 3-8 ›
The Boston Globe, July 31, 2015John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley will be reading from his book, The Two-State Delusion, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Brookline Booksmith.
Pay equity bill may move forward in state senate ›
Berkshire Eagle, July 29, 2015Christa Kelleher, research director for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, comments on legislation aimed at strengthening the gender pay equity law. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, black women earned on average 33 percent less than white men in 2013.
Latinas’ wage gap is worst, study finds ›
The Boston Globe, July 28, 2015Research done by UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy indicates that the wage gap between women and men is particularly stark for women working in lower income occupations, with Hispanic women experiencing the largest pay inequities. Director Ann Bookman is quoted.
Employee, contractor — or something else entirely? ›
San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2015Francoise Carré, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, says recent guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor have lent some clarity to the differences between employees and individual contractors for tech startups in the service economy.
An honor for Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg ›
The Boston Globe, July 17, 2015Article on Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, who is being honored by the Women’s Pipeline for Change, mentions that Wong was a research fellow for a project with the Pipeline and UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.