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  • BRA OK’s more than 1,100 homes
    Boston Globe, July 17 2013
    The Boston Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved an assortment of new residential building projects in the city, including a proposal to build a new apartment complex on Mount Vernon Street near UMass Boston.
  • Dem. Chairman Steps Down to Head Up Gov. Patrick’s PAC
    WGBH, July 16 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Governor Deval Patrick’s accelerated fundraising, along with his decision to add top Democratic operative John Walsh to his PAC, shows the governor is “very seriously keeping his options open” for a 2016 presidential run despite frequent denials.
  • A Man’s Place Is in the Kitchen, July 16 2013
    Christa Kelleher, interim director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the recent spate of political ads showing male candidates in the kitchen may indicate a desire to be shown “embracing the ‘female’ domain.”
  • Medway Selectmen begin new Town Administrator discussions
    Milford Daily News, July 16 2013
    Medway is embarking on its search for a new town administrator with the help of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston. Susan Ellis, the town’s human resources director, said, “With regard to town administrators and town managers, it appears that the Collins is one of the best” at helping municipalities find the right people.
  • Unions give boost to Walsh, Arroyo
    Boston Globe, July 12 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says in a crowded mayoral field, large donations from unions have “an especially significant impact.” Candidates Martin Walsh and Felix Arroyo each received five-figure contributions from labor groups in June.
  • Onto the sure-footed path
    Tufts Medicine, July 11 2013
    College of Science and Mathematics Dean Andrew Grosovsky and UMass Boston student Jeff Kwende talk to the Tufts Medical School alumni magazine about a new three-week collaborative program that gave UMass Boston pre-med students an intensive inside look at life in medical school.
  • The Launch iPad: Ready for Blast Off
    Campus Technology, July 11 2013
    Digital Learning Studio manager Mary Simone says the IT Division of Education Technology is doubling the size of its popular iPads In The Classroom program after “overwhelmingly positive” feedback since its creation in spring 2012.
  • From Coast to Toast
    Vanity Fair, July 11 2013
    Sarah Oktay, managing director of the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, is featured in this story about conflict between island officials and a group of wealthy landowners who are concerned about the natural erosion of beaches near their multimillion-dollar waterfront properties. The authors describe Oktay as a “pugnacious, determined, and articulate advocate for letting nature take its course.”
  • Mandela’s ‘Robben Island University’
    July 10 2013

    In a barren lime quarry on an island about 12 kilometres off the coast of Cape Town, a group of political prisoners built a university in the 1960s - not of bricks and mortar, but of intellectual debate carried out despite the attentions of the warde
  • Strong support for state universities is a key rung in social ladder
    Boston Globe, July 10 2013
    In this letter to the editor, Professor of Philosophy Lawrence Blum says only “robust state support of a high-quality state university system” can provide the kind of broad-based social mobility that Americans covet.
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