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  • Paicos a finalist for new position
    August 25 2013
    Outlet: Boston Globe

    Just two weeks after agreeing to leave his job a year early and still get paid, former Foxborough town manager Kevin Paicos has been named one of two finalists for a part-time, temporary town administrator job in Northfield, a small community in the
  • UMass President Backs Obama’s College Cost Plan
    WBUR, August 24 2013
    UMass President Robert Caret says he is supporting President Obama’s plan to create a new government rating system for colleges that would link tuition costs to federal financial aid allocations.
  • Running For Mayor, Walczak Pitches Himself As The Accomplished Visionary
    WBUR, August 23 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says the anti-casino stance of mayoral candidate Bill Walczak, a UMass Boston alumnus, could energize a small but significant portion of the electorate—a must for any candidate in this crowded field.
  • UMass Boston Research Highlights Value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring
    PRWeb, August 23 2013
    Psychology Professor Jean Rhodes and her colleagues have released three new studies that demonstrate the value of Youth-Initiated Mentoring, an alternative approach to pairing young people with inspiring adult mentors.
  • Mayoral fund-raising shows a racial divide
    Boston Globe, August 23 2013
    Two UMass Boston political scientists, Associate Professor Erin O’Brien and department Chair Paul Watanabe, offer their theories on the clear fundraising gap between white and minority candidates in the Boston mayor’s race.
  • Why (and How) We Chose the Home Base for Our Startup
    Huffington Post, August 22 2013
    Outlet: Huffington Post, The

    Long gone are the days of Steve Jobs's hacking away in his garage. Founders of today face a myriad of choices for their "home base." Accelerators are doubling annually; co-working spaces saw an 83 percent increase compared to last year, and start-up
  • Foxboro to hire headhunter to help find new manager
    The Sun-Chronicle, August 21 2013
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston will meet with the Foxboro select board next month to discuss hiring a new town manager.
  • A new biomarker for chronic stress: Hair Cortisol
    Medical News Today, August 20 2013
    Researchers at UMass Boston have discovered a new way to measure a person’s stress levels—by testing their hair for the presence of cortisol, a hormone that is produced in greater quantities during periods of chronic stress.
  • Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street’s Worst Nightmare
    August 20 2013
    Outlet: Global Research

    Before Eliot Spitzer's infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of our fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks. It may not be a
  • Top of Our List | First Focus
    August 19 2013
    Outlet: Big Education APE

    Top of Our List | First Focus: The Minimum Wage: A Children's Issue August 19, 2013 by Kevin Curran, First Focus As the American economy continues to recover, there are many proposed changes that are supposed to better the nation. One re
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