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  • Do you know these female trailblazers?
    The Boston Globe, October 08 2015
    The Globe has a quiz on women of color elected to public office in Massachusetts, highlighted in a recent report by the Women’s Pipeline for Change and the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, located in the McCormack Graduate School.
  • Boston eyes single number to grade City Hall
    The Boston Globe, October 08 2015
    Michael Ahn, assistant professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says while a single measure could provide a general overview of the City of Boston's performance, merging a host of statistics into one can be tricky.
  • Chancellor Motley One of Boston Business Journal’s Power 50
    Boston Business Journal, October 06 2015
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley has once again made the Boston Business Journal's Power 50 list. This is the fifth annual list and the fifth time the chancellor has been on it.
  • UMass President Marty Meehan to be inaugurated Nov. 12 in Boston
    The Republican, October 06 2015
    Marty Meehan will be inaugurated as the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts in a ceremony November 12 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on the campus of UMass Boston.
  • Should older drivers undergo road tests to keep licenses?
    San Jose Mercury News, October 04 2015
    Elizabeth Dugan, associate professor of gerontology in the McCormack Graduate School, comments in a story on a push for a California law requiring older drivers to get road tested to renew their license.
  • Researchers: 94 Women Of Color Elected In Massachusetts’ History
    New England Public Radio, October 03 2015
    Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy in the McCormack Graduate School, talked to New England Public Radio about the center's new report on the total number of women of color elected to political positions in Massachusetts.
  • 1965 Immigration Act, Presented as Symbolic, Changed Nation
    The New York Times, October 03 2015
    Professor of American Studies Jeffrey Melnick says immigrants have affected the larger U.S. culture. "You'd have to go really far to find an area of American life that's untouched by the realities of the '65 law," he said.
  • Obama’s pick to lead Education Department has close Boston ties
    The Boston Globe, October 02 2015
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley comments on John B. King, Jr., who has been tapped to assume the duties of departing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Motley co-founded Roxbury Preparatory Charter School with King and Evan Rudall.
  • Teamsters’ ‘Top Chef’ indictment triggers City Hall probe
    The Boston Globe, October 02 2015
    Labor Resource Center Director Susan Moir talks about accusations that an official in Mayor Marty Walsh's administration may have tried to pressure a Boston hotel and restaurant into canceling plan to host the filming of Top Chef.
  • Corporate climate scientists: advocates for science or protectors of status quo?
    The Conversation, October 02 2015
    Professor of Management David Levy, director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, writes about his team's research on corporate scientists and their stance on climate change.
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