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.
Robyn Hannigan, dean of the School for the Environment, and Maria Ivanova, co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, are principal investigators on the grant, which will fund the training of fellows in environmental problem-solving. More details at umb.edu.