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BOSTON -- Lawmakers need "political courage" to raise the income tax to invest more in education and transportation, Gov. Deval Patrick told hundreds of public-college students, who would see a bump in state support under
The Mass. Memories Road Show, which collects photographs from Bay State residents for inclusion in a statewide UMass Boston archive, is coming to Provincetown in September. Organizers in town are already preparing for the event.
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A plan enabling residents to track spending by their local governments is among eight initiatives benefiti
Professor of Public Policy Christian Weller says President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage would provide a boost for low-salary workers, and wouldn’t make a significant dent in employers’ bottom lines or raise consumer prices significantly.
Aung Tun, a student studying international relations in the Public Policy MSPA program, wrote this breakdown of the ongoing violence in Myanmar and the prospects for the creation of a viable federalist state.
American Studies student Chris Morrill writes that the real histories of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power movement are often obscured by politicians whose actions cut against the philosophy espoused by past leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Associate Professor Darren Kew of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, heads a UMass Boston team that received part of a $5 million federal grant to promote peace in the conflict-plagued African nation.