Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe says the results of the Boston mayoral primary have “to be regarded by many as a disappointment,” as a majority-minority city failed to send a minority candidate to the final election.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the Boston mayoral race could be decided by which of the two finalists—both white Irishmen—wins the support of voters in the city’s minority communities.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the two remaining Boston mayoral candidates, State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, will have to broaden their support to win the general election Nov. 5.
UMass Boston and Roxbury Community College will share a $294,859 grant to create a new coaching and advising program. The money is part of $7.5 million in grants awarded Monday by The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as part of the Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund.
Commonwealth Compact Executive Director Georgianna Melendez and Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe take stock of Mayor Thomas Menino ’88 and his record on diversity and LGBT rights in Boston Magazine’s October cover package.
Jim Ennis, a former captain of the UMass Boston hockey team, has turned his childhood illness into an inspiration for his new career as a registered nurse. Ennis recently obtained his RN “pin” from UMass Medical School.