Michael Keating of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston discusses the ongoing political turmoil in Burkina Faso, the West African nation where 75 officials from the ruling party resigned last week to protest the undemocratic rule of President Blaise Compaore.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley comments on the loss of Robert H. Quinn, the former House speaker who cofounded UMass Boston in 1964 and has continued to be a friend of the university. Quinn died yesterday at the age of 85.
Over the next three years, the Boston Urban Nurse Leaders in Eliminating Academic Disparities (BUN-LEAD) program will provide tuition assistance, tuition waivers, and mentoring support to nursing students who are ethnic or racial minorities.
Associate Professor of History Vincent Cannato, who has studied New York City mayors, comments on how delivering basic services appears to be a bigger priority than pursuing broad policy change for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management assisted in the preparation of a report, commissioned by new Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera, outlining how Massachusetts' poorest city can turn itself around.
William Kiernan, dean of the School of Global Inclusion and Social Development, will be a guest on "Disability Matters" with Joyce Bender. The online show will air at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 14.