In the Media


  • Bucking trend, tuition remains flat in Mass.
    Berkshire Eagle, July 07 2013
    The UMass system is able to freeze tuition and fees for the first time in a dozen years thanks to a 17 percent increase in state funding for higher education approved by the Massachusetts Legislature. The sharp funding increase reverses a long trend of dwindling state support for public colleges and universities.
  • Data: Many New Bedford Latinos stay in school, but still struggle to graduate, July 05 2013
    Michael Berardino, a research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says many Latino high-schoolers in New Bedford are persisting with their studies but failing to graduate in four years. The Gastón Institute presented state data about Latino high-school achievement at a New Bedford conference last month.
  • Creating Conditions Conducive To Life: The First Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference
    Triple Pundit, July 04 2013
    Last month, UMass Boston played host to the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, and the first ever Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference. The second day of the conference featured a panel of architects and city planners who discussed ways to build cities that replace the ecosystems disturbed by urban development. Panelists mentioned ideas as simple as green roofs, and as complex as creating buildings that actually produce rainclouds.
  • New Bedford Folk Fest this weekend
    The Patriot Ledger, July 03 2013
    Chris Pahud, who works in the IT Ed Tech department at UMass Boston, is also an accomplished folk singer who be performing and hosting events at this weekend’s New Bedford Folk Festival.
  • Hubway set to expand in Dorchester
    Dorchester Reporter, July 03 2013
    The bike-rental service Hubway, which has stations on the UMass Boston campus and at the UMass/JFK MBTA stop, plans to create more locations throughout Dorchester in the coming months.
  • UMass President Robert Caret praises lawmakers’ move to increase subsidies
    Boston Business Journal, July 03 2013
    President Robert Caret said the $39 million increase in state funding for the UMass system is “a historic moment for the commonwealth and UMass. … It’s a very big change in philosophy.”
  • Commentary: World Economic Forum Proposes a Public-Private United “Nations”
    Global Policy Forum, July 02 2013
    Harris Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, authored this article on UMass Boston’s online Readers’ Guide to the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative, available at
  • $34B budget approved on Beacon Hill
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 02 2013
    UMass students will pay no tuition or fee increases for the next two years as a result of higher education funding included in the $34 billion state budget approved by the Legislature on Monday and sent to Governor Deval Patrick.
  • UMass event sheds light on area Latinos, July 02 2013
    The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy hosted a forum in New Bedford last week to break down the latest demographic data on Latinos in the state’s South Coast region. The area’s Latino population is increasing, and many residents lack access to health care, public transit, and other necessary services.
  • Senate leans toward Gina McCarthy confirmation for EPA
    NECN, July 01 2013
    The Senate appears likely to confirm UMass Boston alumna Gina McCarthy ’76 as the next administrator of the EPA after a record-setting delay fueled by opposition to President Obama’s environmental agenda.
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