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  • Senate races gain speed after pause for bombings
    Patriot Ledger, April 25 2013
    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.
  • Mixed-used, 184-unit building pitched for Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester, April 24 2013
    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.
  • South Hadley appropriations committee questions selectboard’s appointment of asst town administrator
    The Republican, April 24 2013
    Article on the South Hadley selectboard’s appointment of an assistant town manager mentions that the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management was involved in the town manager search.
  • Lloyd Schwartz’s 6 Favorite New Poets
    WBUR, April 24 2013
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz, a frequent contributor to NPR, shares selections from six of his favorite new poets, including several who studied at UMass Boston.
  • The Independent Film Festival Boston Must Go On
    WBUR, April 24 2013
    Article on the 11th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston mentions that the festival, which opened last night, includes a screening of PJ Raval’s Before You Know It today at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. An "End Credits" panel discussion moderated by UMass Boston Film Series Curator Chico Colvard will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre.
  • Asian American Studies association endorses the boycott of Israeli universities, April 24 2013
    Rajini Srikanth, professor of English and director of the Honors Program, is quoted in this article on how the Association for Asian American Studies, for which she serves as past president, has unanimously approved a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli universities.
  • Higher Education CIOs 2013 Technology Spend Priorities
    The Huffington Post, April 24 2013
    Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Anne Agee is quoted in this article on how UMass Boston is replacing its technology infrastructure because of the implementation of the university’s master plan.
  • Savings plans would put retirement back in reach for middle class
    San Jose Mercury News, April 23 2013
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller praises the proposal for a new California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan, which would offer 6.3 million private-sector workers a safe way to build their nest eggs.
  • Offensive Eruption, Bats Lead Plymouth Softball
    The Clock, April 23 2013
    Article on how Plymouth State University swept the Beacons softball team in a doubleheader on Sunday.
  • Learning more about Brandon’s Stephen A. Douglas
    Vermont Public Radio, April 23 2013
    Professor Emeritus of History Martin Quitt is interviewed in a segment about the 200th anniversary of Stephen Douglas’ birth. Douglas, born in Vermont, was an Illinois congressman and lost the 1860 presidential election to Abraham Lincoln.
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