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  • King’s kids diminish his legacy
    Boston Herald (AP), February 18 2014
    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.
  • Professor Bacigalupe on Newton Suicides: Is High-Achiever School Culture Breaking Our Kids?
    WBUR, February 17 2014
    Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Gonzalo Bacigalupe, who is also a Newton Public Schools parent, writes about how the pressurized high school culture may be contributing to a recent rash of teen suicides.
  • Minorities underrepresented in Hub corporate leadership [Bay State Banner, The (MA)]
    Technology News, February 17 2014's corporate leadership remains overwhelmingly white, according to a University of Massachusetts, Boston study. (Bay State Banner, The (MA)
  • Presidents Day, 2014
    Huffington Post, February 17 2014
    Nigel Hamilton, senior fellow at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and author of a forthcoming two-volume biography on President Franklin Roosevelt, looks back at FDR's decision to overrule his secretary of war in the months leading up to World War II.
  • Too many intellectually disabled are still excluded from the world of work, study says
    The Washington Post, February 16 2014
    A new study co-authored by Center for Social Development and Education Director Gary Siperstein finds that most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions of dollars spent on government programs to help them.
  • One Nation Under Guard
    New York Times, February 15 2014
    Associate Professor of Economics Arjun Jayadev co-authored this piece highlighting the link between economic inequality and the amount of "guard labor" in a nation's work force. Jayadev cites statistics showing the U.S. has an equal number of private security guards and high school teachers.
  • UMass Boston Film Series Returns With “Southern Comfort”
    Noodls-USA, February 13 2014
    The UMass Boston Film Series returns with Southern Comfort on February 27.
  • Salem begins principal search, February 13 2014
    Salem has contracted with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to help the city find turnaround experts to improve its beleaguered school system.
  • Maine High Court Decides Who Owns The Beach
    Radio Boston, February 12 2014
    John Duff, associate professor of environmental law and policy, discusses a recent decision by the Maine Supreme Court that owners of private beaches are not required to allow public access.
  • Want To Know Where Society Is Going? Watch A Commercial
    WGBH News, February 11 2014
    Rachel Rubin, director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture and Society at UMass Boston, talks about recent commercials featuring mixed-race families and a multilingual performance of "America the Beautiful." Do commercials have their finger on the pulse of the nation?
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