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  • New poll: Coakley, Baker in gov lead
    Lowell Sun Online (AP), January 22 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Attorney General Martha Coakley's favorable numbers in the latest polling on the Massachusetts governor's race are "a testament to name recognition and how little the public pays attention to things that obsess us political types."
  • Dartmouth’s cash flow, efficiency improving (AP), January 22 2014
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is overseeing Dartmouth's implementation of DartStat, a self-analysis program that is helping the town improve the organization and efficiency of its municipal operations.
  • Minorities underrepresented in Hub corporate leadership
    Bay State Banner, January 22 2014
    Georgianna Meléndez, executive director of Commonwealth Compact at UMass Boston, talks to the Banner about the Compact's latest study of diversity in Boston's boardrooms. The study found that only 3.4 percent of senior executive positions in the city are held by people of color.
  • A New Chapter for the Voting Rights Act?
    The Takeaway, January 22 2014
    Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien talks to host John Hockenberry about Congressional efforts to revise the Voting Rights Act in the wake of a key Supreme Court ruling.
  • Economic Snapshot: January 2014
    Center for American Progress, January 21 2014
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller evaluates the state of the U.S. economy in his monthly column for the Center for American Progress.
  • Science made fun
    The Hindu, January 20 2014
    Arthur Eisenkraft, director of the Center for Science and Math in Context at UMass Boston, spoke about his teaching philosophy in a recent lecture at a university in Bangalore, India.
  • BPR: Revs. Monroe And Rivers On Dr. King, Monday Politics, Corby Kummer, ‘Gap Year’
    WGBH News, January 20 2014
    Assistant Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien and Boston Globe columnist Tom Keane discuss the latest political headlines, from President Obama's comments about states' rights to Governor Chris Christie's attempts to put scandal allegations to rest.
  • Danvers appoints seven, promotes eight during swearing in
    Danvers Herald - Wicked Local, January 20 2014
    UMass Boston alumnus Chris Gaffney has joined the Danvers Police Department.
  • How to Monitor Your Pension’s Health
    U.S. News and World Report, January 20 2014
    Ellen Bruce, director of the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston, discusses federal laws requiring private employers to issue yearly reports confirming their ability to make required payments to pensioners.
  • Boycott of Israel by academics’ group draws fire
    Lowell Sun Online (AP), January 19 2014
    ...Lowell, Worcester and Boston campuses have stayed silent. UMass Boston Associate Professor of American Studies Jeffrey Melnick said he voted...
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