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    August 26 2013

    While Boston is home to many international students, the majority of college and university populations are comprised of undergraduates from these 50 states. This list details the number of incoming Fall 2013 freshman per state that will be attend
  • Personal libraries popping up
    Boston Globe, August 25 2013
    Emily McNulty, an East Boston resident who recently transferred to UMass Boston, says she hopes to establish a “little free library” on campus. There are about 10,000 such informal libraries around the world.
  • Paicos a finalist for new position
    August 25 2013
    Outlet: Boston Globe

    Just two weeks after agreeing to leave his job a year early and still get paid, former Foxborough town manager Kevin Paicos has been named one of two finalists for a part-time, temporary town administrator job in Northfield, a small community in the
  • UMass President Backs Obama’s College Cost Plan
    WBUR, August 24 2013
    UMass President Robert Caret says he is supporting President Obama’s plan to create a new government rating system for colleges that would link tuition costs to federal financial aid allocations.
  • Running For Mayor, Walczak Pitches Himself As The Accomplished Visionary
    WBUR, August 23 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says the anti-casino stance of mayoral candidate Bill Walczak, a UMass Boston alumnus, could energize a small but significant portion of the electorate—a must for any candidate in this crowded field.
  • UMass Boston Research Highlights Value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring
    PRWeb, August 23 2013
    Psychology Professor Jean Rhodes and her colleagues have released three new studies that demonstrate the value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring, an alternative approach to pairing young people with inspiring adult mentors.
  • Mayoral fund-raising shows a racial divide
    Boston Globe, August 23 2013
    Two UMass Boston political scientists, Associate Professor Erin O’Brien and department Chair Paul Watanabe, offer their theories on the clear fundraising gap between white and minority candidates in the Boston mayor’s race.
  • Quincy College launches new biotech program
    Patriot Ledger, August 22 2013
    Outlet: Wicked Local

    Quincy College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of its new biotechnology lab in Quincy Center. The 1,600-square foot lab, located inside Saville Hall, was built with a $3 million federal grant. The funding will also go
  • Why (and How) We Chose the Home Base for Our Startup
    Huffington Post, August 22 2013
    Outlet: Huffington Post, The

    Long gone are the days of Steve Jobs's hacking away in his garage. Founders of today face a myriad of choices for their "home base." Accelerators are doubling annually; co-working spaces saw an 83 percent increase compared to last year, and start-up
  • Foxboro to hire headhunter to help find new manager
    The Sun-Chronicle, August 21 2013
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston will meet with the Foxboro select board next month to discuss hiring a new town manager.
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