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  • No fix in sight for Kosciuszko Circle issues, May 06 2013
    The Department of Conservation and Recreation and local politicians are seeking a longterm solution for traffic issues at Kosciuszko Circle, which funnels traffic from Interstate 93, Columbia Road, Day Boulevard, and Morrissey Boulevard into Dorchester and South Boston.
  • Under the Radar 4.28.13: Contested Casino Deal For The Wampanoag, Sequester Layoffs
    WGBH, May 06 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien analyzed the overlooked stories of the week in an appearance on Callie Crossley’s radio show.
  • Wegner receives Massachusetts High-Demand Scholarship
    Community Advocate, May 05 2013
    Westborough resident Inna Wegner is one of 100 UMass Boston students who received High-Demand Scholarships from the state of Massachusetts.
  • Bring in Stoughton photos for Mass. Memories on Sunday
    Wicked Local Stoughton, May 05 2013
    Article on how the Town of Stoughton is hosting the Mass. Memories Road Show, Saturday, May 5, from 10 to 3 at the Stoughton Senior Center.
  • UMass Boston student government votes for gender-neutral bathrooms, May 03 2013
    The UMass Boston student government unanimously voted for the inclusion of gender-neutral bathrooms in new campus buildings, calling the decision an affirmation of the school’s “commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment.”
  • Sexism in the DIY culture (Community Voices)
    Oakland Local, May 03 2013
    Article quotes Women’s Studies Department Chairwoman Christina Bobel, who was quoted in this excerpt from Emily Matchar’s new book Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity. Contrary to popular myth, women of earlier decades were thrilled by the idea of working outside the home rather than handling dull household tasks, Bobel says.
  • Who wins if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016?
    The Week, May 02 2013
    Assistant Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the Boston Marathon bombings revealed “a new dimension” of Governor Deval Patrick, who could benefit from the increased national attention if he pursues a 2016 presidential run.
  • Guantanamo hunger strike renews debates over indefinite detention, ethics of force-feeding
    Washington Post, May 02 2013
    Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, speaks to the Post about the political strategy underlying an ongoing hunger strike by 100 prisoners at the U.S. military lockup in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. O’Malley’s book Biting at the Grave analyzes a 1981 hunger strike at an Irish prison.
  • Words of meaning
    The Salem News, May 02 2013
    Assistant Professor of English Jill McDonough will read from Habeas Corpus, her book of sonnets, at this weekend’s Mass Poetry Festival. McDonough also selected poems for inclusion in a guidebook for the festival.
  • Mayoral hopefuls chase signatures
    May 01 2013
    Outlet: Dorchester Reporter - Online

    As voters trickled into the polls across the city on Tuesday, mayoral hopefuls flooded the Election Department office to pick up nomination papers and begin to gather the signatures needed to make it onto this fall's ballot. Dozens of candidates f
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