Michael Ward of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management attended a Somerset select board meeting recently to discuss how communities decide whether their treasurer position should be elected or appointed.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Sharon Lamb applauds the recent trend of more "aggressive" toys for young girls -- inspired in part by the success of The Hunger Games series -- but wonders why the bows, arrows, and other play weapons still come in pink.
UMass Boston student trustee Nolan O'Brien, USG President Kayla Worthey, and GSA President Jesse Wright issued a statement saying they are confident that the university is taking all necessary steps to ensure shuttle bus service to and from campus is safe and uninterrupted.
EnEvolv, based at the Venture Development Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, uses the power of evolution to create microoganisms that can efficiently and sustainably produce chemicals or enzymes.
Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs, who is researching the impact of Whole Foods on Jamaica Plain's Latino community, says the national grocer replaced local icon Hi-Lo Foods, which was as much about socializing as it was about shopping.