The town of Maynard commissioned the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to conduct a study on the impact of a proposed large-scale shopping and residential complex. The Collins Center determined the development would greatly increase traffic congestion in town.
The Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston reports a 76 percent increase in the number of Indian heritage residents in Massachusetts from 2000 to 2010. The jump is especially noticeable in communities such as Shrewsbury, where nearly 9 percent of residents have Indian roots.
Article on how one of the top finishers of the Mass. State Science and Engineering Fair has received a four-year scholarship to UMass Boston. Jacob Grondin studied the eyespots of freshwater flatworms before and after regeneration for his project, Getting NERVEous.
The Rev. John Denning, a doctoral candidate in higher education administration at UMass Boston, has been named the new president of Stonehill College in Easton. Denning is currently the vice president for student affairs at Stonehill.
The popularity of “The Office” has triggered a wave a TV shows set in the workplace, but Professor of Applied Linguistics Pepi Leistyna says some of these programs depict working people as “clowns” or “social deviants.”
UMass officials say the state Senate’s current budget proposal earmarks $455 million in funding for the university system, $22 million less than is needed to guarantee a tuition and fee freeze for the next academic year.