UMass Boston students Johanna LaFond and Andrew Pollock and Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid Services Alberta Cavanaugh are interviewed in this story about the true cost of Stafford federal education loans. Congress may be close to a deal to reverse a recent rate hike on Stafford loans, but the number is always in flux because rates are tied to the price of Treasury notes.
The fiscal 2014 state budget includes language that suggests another large funding increase for public higher education next summer, which would allow the UMass system to freeze tuition and fees for a second consecutive year.
Associate Professor of American Studies Jeffrey Melnick talks to WGBH anchor Emily Rooney about the controversial cover of the latest Rolling Stone, which some critics say glorifies accused Marathon bombing suspect Dhzokhar Tsarnaev.
Naked Capitalism ) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Ferguson argues that Eliot Spitzer as New York City Comptroller would be a threat to the political power of Wall Street. With control of the public pension funds, Spitzer could change how th
An aerial shot of the University of Massachusetts' Amherst campus is seen in this file photo. (John Suchocki / The Republican file)
State House News Service By State House News Service
on July 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM, updated July 17, 2013 at 9:20
The Boston Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved an assortment of new residential building projects in the city, including a proposal to build a new apartment complex on Mount Vernon Street near UMass Boston.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Governor Deval Patrick’s accelerated fundraising, along with his decision to add top Democratic operative John Walsh to his PAC, shows the governor is “very seriously keeping his options open” for a 2016 presidential run despite frequent denials.
Christa Kelleher, interim director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the recent spate of political ads showing male candidates in the kitchen may indicate a desire to be shown “embracing the ‘female’ domain.”
Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says in a crowded mayoral field, large donations from unions have “an especially significant impact.” Candidates Martin Walsh and Felix Arroyo each received five-figure contributions from labor groups in June.
College of Science and Mathematics Dean Andrew Grosovsky and UMass Boston student Jeff Kwende talk to the Tufts Medical School alumni magazine about a new three-week collaborative program that gave UMass Boston pre-med students an intensive inside look at life in medical school.