Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, offers some suggestions on how new Mayor Marty Walsh can increase volunteerism and civic engagement in Boston.
UMass Boston is among the area universities praised in a recent MASSPIRG report for efforts to reduce driving on campus and encourage alternative modes of travel, including Hubway bikes and public transportation.
Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan, an expert on elder driving, expressed opposition to a bill proposed by state Sen. Brian Joyce that would require drivers over age 85 to pass a road test before renewing their licenses.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Sharon Lamb criticizes Mattel's defense of Barbie's unrealistic dimensions. The company said moms, not dolls, damage young girls' body image. "I think that just because parents influence children too doesn’t mean that Barbie doesn’t," Lamb says
Professor of Economics Randy Albelda and Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Carr have coauthored a new study that examines the "low-wage breadwinner" -- a category of about 21 million U.S. workers who earn little money but are the primary earners in their households.