Albie Sachs, a leading figure in the fight against apartheid who helped write the South African Constitution, spoke to students and faculty at UMass Boston on Monday. Sachs lost his arm in a car bombing 25 years ago, and said he felt a deeply personal sense of loss when he heard about the Boston Marathon bombings.
The New England Journal of Higher Education, April 29 2013
College of Advancing and Professional Studies Dean Phil DiSalvio talks with Carnegie Foundation chairman Anthony Bryk about a possible evolution of “college credit” that rewards students for what they know rather than how much time they spent in class.
The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston has been hired to study the feasibility of a regional emergency dispatcher service that would centralize operations for the towns of Monson, Palmer, Ware, and Warren.
Paul Watanabe, associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department and director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, is quoted in this article on what the Democratic candidates for Senate need to do to win Tuesday’s primary.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Patrick Day and two Muslim students at UMass Boston discuss how the university community has reached out to ensure Muslims do not experience discrimination after reports that the alleged Marathon bombers were motivated by extremist beliefs.
Evan Gildersleeve, an Iraq veteran now studying psychology and French at UMass Boston, donated his Marathon-themed oil painting to “Still Running,” a local initiative to collect works of art that convey the strength and compassion of Boston in the aftermath of the attacks.
Paul Watanabe, associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department and director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, is quoted in this article on how the candidates for U.S. Senate have returned to the campaign trail following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Article on plans for a six-story, $60-million 184-unit apartment building proposed for the vacant lot that separates the Shaw’s supermarket on Morrissey Boulevard from the JFK-UMass MBTA station mentions that the building will not serve as a dorm for UMass Boston students.