Barbara Lewis, director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, and Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe weigh in on the early hiring record of Mayor Marty Walsh, whose campaign promise of a diverse administration has yet to be realized.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Gonzalo Bacigalupe offers a follow-up to his original piece on the impact of the Newton high school suicides, noting that parents and teachers can lower stress levels for students without sacrificing achievement.
Speaking at UMass Boston on Thursday, Governor Deval Patrick offered support for changes to the criminal justice system designed to reduce recidivism and increase use of drug treatment programs for addicts in lieu of prison.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Gonzalo Bacigalupe, who is also a Newton Public Schools parent, talks with Emily Rooney on whether the school district could've been more sensitive in its handling of three recent student suicides.
Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, says the very public squabbling among the children of Martin Luther King, Jr., is an affront to their father's legacy.