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  • Gina McCarthy to Lead EPA
    Dorchester Reporter, July 19 2013
    Gina McCarthy, Dorchester native and UMass Boston graduate, will lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • McCormack Graduate School Professor Publishes Report on Universal Savings Credit
    Center for American Progress, July 19 2013
    Christian E. Weller, a professor with the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, publishes a report on the Universal Savings Credit for the Center for American Progress.
  • Student Loan Deal Doesn’t Guarantee Long-Term Relief
    WBZ-TV, July 18 2013
    UMass Boston students Johanna LaFond and Andrew Pollock and Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid Services Alberta Cavanaugh are interviewed in this story about the true cost of Stafford federal education loans. Congress may be close to a deal to reverse a recent rate hike on Stafford loans, but the number is always in flux because rates are tied to the price of Treasury notes.
  • Another funding hike for UMass?
    Lowell Sun, July 18 2013
    The fiscal 2014 state budget includes language that suggests another large funding increase for public higher education next summer, which would allow the UMass system to freeze tuition and fees for a second consecutive year.
  • Did Rolling Stone cross the line, or is the outrage misplaced?
    WGBH, July 18 2013
    Associate Professor of American Studies Jeffrey Melnick talks to WGBH anchor Emily Rooney about the controversial cover of the latest Rolling Stone, which some critics say glorifies accused Marathon bombing suspect Dhzokhar Tsarnaev.
  • Economics Daily Digest: Wall Street’s election day fears | Toronto Telegraph
    July 18 2013
    Outlet: Toronto Telegraph

    Naked Capitalism ) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Ferguson argues that Eliot Spitzer as New York City Comptroller would be a threat to the political power of Wall Street. With control of the public pension funds, Spitzer could change how th
  • Massachusetts lawmakers lay groundwork to freeze UMass fees again next year
    July 17 2013
    Outlet: Republican - Online, The

    An aerial shot of the University of Massachusetts' Amherst campus is seen in this file photo. (John Suchocki / The Republican file) State House News Service By State House News Service on July 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM, updated July 17, 2013 at 9:20
  • State treasurer run possible for Sheriff Bellotti
    Patriot Ledger, July 17 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe analyzes the electoral chances of Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti, who is considering a run for treasurer next year.
  • 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.
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