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.
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
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.
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
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Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says campaign slogans are unlikely to be a decisive factor in the Boston mayoral race, and notes that none of the 11 candidates have yet produced an indelible tagline that stands out from the competition.
Opinion page contributor Kenneth J. Cooper talked to Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe, who says white voters in Boston appear ready to elect a black mayor, based on their previous support for black politicians Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, and Ayanna Pressley.
Thanks to a new law passed this month, the cost of borrowing has gotten cheaper for millions of students heading to college this fall. But some worry the savings won't last long.
Yvonne Decelis-Nicholls, 44, who is studying part time for a master