Chancellor J. Keith Motley tells Globe columnist Shirley Leung that building residence halls on UMass Boston's diverse urban campus is an issue of equity. “It’s about the opportunity of a whole population of students who should have an opportunity to succeed. We are not less than.”
This Boston Globe editorial mentions a Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy report that found Hispanic women who work as customer service representatives earn just 50 cents on the dollar compared with all men. The report was released this summer.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says if Vice President Joe Biden enters the race, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton could lose traction. “I think there are concerns within the party that she may not be the strongest candidate. We’ll have to see what happens,” he said.
Jan Mutchler, director of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, spoke to Littleton selectmen about the center's findings on population projections. "You’re going to have a dramatic increase in the number of people who are 60-plus," she said.
"Economic growth has been relatively slow ... while still leaving many groups, such as communities of color, to suffer from high levels of unemployment and poverty," writes Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller in his latest appraisal of the U.S. economy.
UMass Boston and the Women’s Pipeline for Change have just released a first-of-its-kind publication that profiles the state’s 94 women of color elected to public office. The publication was unveiled at a State House event on Tuesday.