Katherine Clark will become the fifth woman to represent the state in the US House. Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says we're seeing a "gradual and, unfortunately, fairly slow trend toward increasing the numbers of women in Congress."
Mayor-elect Marty Walsh's planned town hall meeting in Roxbury this weekend is "pure democracy," says retired political science professor Richard Slavet, but Walsh is "exposing himself to a lot of problems."
Jack Wilson, the former president of the UMass system, recalls his trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to present a honorary degree to Nelson Mandela in 2006. Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O’Malley's work is also highlighted.