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.
Undergraduate Student Government President Alexis Marvel thanks state legislative leaders for recognizing the need for additional state funding for the UMass system. Marvel writes that the funding increase will benefit the many working-class students who attend college “by working long hours and piecing together loans, grants, and scholarships.”
BOSTON -- State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing and state Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Paul W. Mark joined Pittsfield Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi on Beacon Hill on Tuesday in testifying in favor of S.1803 -- an act revising the Pittsfield
A feeding tube used to feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantanamo.
I wish Judge Gladys Kessler hadn't take quite such a dive on the case of the Guantanamo hunger-strikers who are being force-fed. In brief, she said that she can't stop this abho
The New England Journal of Higher Education, July 09 2013
In this latest installment of his NEJHE interviews series, Dean Philip DiSalvio of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies talks to American Council on Education President Molly Corbett about how best to raise educational attainment in the United States and worldwide.
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.
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.
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.