In the Media
Three finalists named for town manager in Southbridge ›
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 01, 2015The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is conducting the Southbridge town manager search.
Model Notices on Lifetime Plan Participation Not the Full Solution, ERISA Council Told ›
Bloomberg BNA, May 29, 2015On May 27th, Emily G. Brown, testified before the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Advisory Council of the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. Brown is the staff attorney for Pension Action Center, part of Gerontology@UMass Boston.
Nigeria President-Elect Buhari Needs Military’s Trust To Defeat Boko Haram, Ensure National Security ›
International Business Times, May 27, 2015Article on how Nigeria President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari could tap Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, a visiting fellow at UMass Boston's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development. Under former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Dambazau served as army chief of staff for four years until 2010.
After Nigerian Elections 2015, Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu Resigns ›
International Business Times, May 21, 2015Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston, says the recent electoral defeat for the Peoples' Democratic Party has left the organization in turmoil, rekindling fears of one-party rule in Nigeria.
Wong sees structural flaws in Fitchburg IT, procurement depts. ›
Sentinel & Enterprise, May 21, 2015Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong said some of her budget recommendations come from what she has learned in discussions with researchers from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management.
Mashpee police chief among finalists for town manager job ›
Cape Cod Times, May 20, 2015The police chief of Mashpee is among five finalists for the position of Mashpee town manager. The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is assisting with the search.
As Pension Recoupment Grows, Advocates For Pensioners Offer Advice to Agencies ›
Bloomberg BNA, May 19, 2015The Pension Action Center's Jeanne Medeiros and Ellen Bruce are quoted in this article about recoupments, which is when an error is discovered and pension plans ask for money back from retirees. Medeiros and Bruce argue that additional regulation is needed in this area.
Difficult conversations about long-term care ›
The Boston Globe, May 18, 2015Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman comments on the results of surveys which found a lack of communication between millennials and their parents on long-term care needs and costs. Fishman says these costs are often unpredictable.
State overseer outlines path out of oversight ›
Eagle-Tribune Online, May 10, 2015Article on the recommendations of a financial overseer mentions that Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera has engaged the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to develop a capital budget for the city, which would be its first in 11 years.
The Costs of Asking Your Parents to Give Up the Car Keys ›
U.S. News & World Report, May 04, 2015Advice from Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan's book, The Driving Dilemma, is given in this story. Dugan advises people considering asking their parents to give up their cars to try giving up their own car for two weeks to get an idea of what is being asked.