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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.