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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.