One day after The Phoenix shocked Bostonians by announcing it has closed, this article looks back on the weekly’s long history of journalism excellence, including a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for longtime contributor and UMass Boston Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz.
This article about an ideological divide in the Democratic Party cites research from Professor of Political Science Thomas Ferguson, who notes that Barack Obama’s share of the vote in 2012 was much higher among lower-class voters than it was among people earning more than $100,000.
Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz, classical music editor for The Phoenix and winner of a Pulitzer Prize there, talks to NECN about the sudden demise of the alternative weekly. “It was like being punched in the gut, just so sad," Schwartz said of learning the publication was going out of business.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, now under construction on the UMass Boston campus, has added ex-Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott to its board of directors, along with Stephanie Cutter, previously a top adviser to Sen. Kennedy and President Barack Obama. Chancellor Motley and UMass President Robert Caret also serve on the board.
Political Science Chairman Paul Watanabe criticizes a “lazy and lame” move by the campaign manager for Republican Senate candidate Michael Sullivan, who lifted policy declarations for Sullivan’s website from a former client, GOP House candidate Richard Tisei.
The UMass system has sold $284 million in construction bonds to subsidize $1.2 billion in new building projects on all five campuses, including $150 million of essential roadway and utility upgrades at UMass Boston.