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.
UMass Boston’s 20-year partnership with the Mather School in Dorchester is highlighted in this piece for the Diversity Boston supplement in the Globe. UMass Boston alumna Songkhla Nguyen and Professor of Education Peter Kiang are featured for their efforts to reach out to Dorchester’s large population of school-aged Vietnamese residents.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says state Senator Katherine Clark’s extravagant spending in her bid to succeed Ed Markey in Congress may be an attempt to establish herself both for Tuesday’s special election and the midterm vote next year.