UMass Boston has announced the creation of a chair in Disability and Workforce Development that will be named in honor of Dorchester native Jim Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
The UMass system earns praise from the Republican editorial board for signing on to an Obama administration initiative designed to create a welcoming campus for veterans pursuing an education after their military service ends. Almost 4 percent of the system’s 70,000-plus students are veterans.
The Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston is playing an integral role in the development of a single emergency dispatch system that would serve four central Massachusetts towns.
All 11 candidates for Boston mayor sat down with McCormack Graduate School Dean Ira Jackson for “Commonwealth Journal” interviews on their visions for the future of Boston. The interviews began airing on WUMB this week and are also available online.