Darren Kew, executive director of UMass Boston's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says the separatist group Boko Haram draws its financial support from a variety of sources, including proceeds from criminal activity and contributions from sympathizers inside and outside Nigeria.
Associate Professor of American Studies Jeffrey Melnick says the creation of the new National September 11 Museum has been plagued by the same problem as the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site: "Too many different stakeholders trying to do too many different things in one place.''
Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at UMass Boston's Center for Collaborative Leadership, introduces readers to Nam Pham, a banker-turned-nonprofit executive who is serving Dorchester's growing Vietnamese community.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says "the chances have certainly improved in the last few days" that Boko Haram may return the kidnapped Nigerian girls.
Marie Prisca of Brockton, the 29 Who Shine winner from Massasoit Community College, will be double majoring in biochemistry and biotechnology at UMass Boston. The 29 Who Shine winner from UMass Boston, Andrew Bunyard, is graduating with a master's degree in public affairs at the end of the month.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, spoke at a rally in Boston on Thursday where protestors spoke out against the response time of the Nigerian government following the Boko Haram kidnappings.