The UMass Boston student government unanimously voted for the inclusion of gender-neutral bathrooms in new campus buildings, calling the decision an affirmation of the schools commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment.
Article quotes Women’s Studies Department Chairwoman Christina Bobel, who was quoted in this Salon.com excerpt from Emily Matchar’s new book Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity. Contrary to popular myth, women of earlier decades were thrilled by the idea of working outside the home rather than handling dull household tasks, Bobel says.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the Boston Marathon bombings revealed “a new dimension” of Governor Deval Patrick, who could benefit from the increased national attention if he pursues a 2016 presidential run.
Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, speaks to the Post about the political strategy underlying an ongoing hunger strike by 100 prisoners at the U.S. military lockup in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. O’Malley’s book Biting at the Grave analyzes a 1981 hunger strike at an Irish prison.
Assistant Professor of English Jill McDonough will read from Habeas Corpus, her book of sonnets, at this weekend’s Mass Poetry Festival. McDonough also selected poems for inclusion in a guidebook for the festival.
As voters trickled into the polls across the city on Tuesday, mayoral hopefuls flooded the Election Department office to pick up nomination papers and begin to gather the signatures needed to make it onto this fall's ballot.
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Professor of History James Green says May Day, which began in ancient times as a joyous springtime holiday, became associated with organized labor uprisings after Chicago’s “Haymarket Affair,” a May 1, 1886 rally to create the eight-hour work day. The rally ended with a bombing and a shootout that killed 11 people.
Indian film and theater actor Mohan Agashe visited UMass Boston for several events last week, including a keynote address at the Social Theory Forum conference and a dinner that raised $5,000 for the university’s India Scholars Program.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says just six months after the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race became a national story, the current U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts has been “a real snoozer.”