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  • The Launch iPad: Ready for Blast Off
    Campus Technology, July 11 2013
    Digital Learning Studio manager Mary Simone says the IT Division of Education Technology is doubling the size of its popular iPads In The Classroom program after “overwhelmingly positive” feedback since its creation in spring 2012.
  • From Coast to Toast
    Vanity Fair, July 11 2013
    Sarah Oktay, managing director of the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station, is featured in this story about conflict between island officials and a group of wealthy landowners who are concerned about the natural erosion of beaches near their multimillion-dollar waterfront properties. The authors describe Oktay as a “pugnacious, determined, and articulate advocate for letting nature take its course.”
  • Mandela’s ‘Robben Island University’
    July 10 2013

    In a barren lime quarry on an island about 12 kilometres off the coast of Cape Town, a group of political prisoners built a university in the 1960s - not of bricks and mortar, but of intellectual debate carried out despite the attentions of the ...
  • Strong support for state universities is a key rung in social ladder
    Boston Globe, July 10 2013
    In this letter to the editor, Professor of Philosophy Lawrence Blum says only “robust state support of a high-quality state university system” can provide the kind of broad-based social mobility that Americans covet.
  • Grateful to lawmakers for moving to ease tuition crunch
    Boston Globe, July 10 2013
    Undergraduate Student Government President Alexis Marvel thanks state legislative leaders for recognizing the need for additional state funding for the UMass system. Marvel writes that the funding increase will benefit the many working-class students who attend college “by working long hours and piecing together loans, grants, and scholarships.”
  • Bill to revise Pittsfield charter gets initial OK on Beacon Hill
    July 09 2013
    Outlet: Berkshire Eagle - Online

    Berkshire Eagle, BOSTON -- State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing and state Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Paul W. Mark joined Pittsfield Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi on Beacon Hill on Tuesday in testifying in favor of S.1803 -- an act revising the Pittsfield
  • The Gitmo Torture Obama Is Ignoring
    July 09 2013
    Outlet: Esquire - Online

    A feeding tube used to feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantanamo. I wish Judge Gladys Kessler hadn't take quite such a dive on the case of the Guantanamo hunger-strikers who are being force-fed. In brief, she said that she can't stop this ...
  • New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with ACE’s Molly Corbett Broad on Attainment
    The New England Journal of Higher Education, July 09 2013
    In this latest installment of his NEJHE interviews series, Dean Philip DiSalvio of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies talks to American Council on Education President Molly Corbett about how best to raise educational attainment in the United States and worldwide.
  • Bucking trend, tuition remains flat in Mass.
    Berkshire Eagle, July 07 2013
    The UMass system is able to freeze tuition and fees for the first time in a dozen years thanks to a 17 percent increase in state funding for higher education approved by the Massachusetts Legislature. The sharp funding increase reverses a long trend of dwindling state support for public colleges and universities.
  • Data: Many New Bedford Latinos stay in school, but still struggle to graduate, July 05 2013
    Michael Berardino, a research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says many Latino high-schoolers in New Bedford are persisting with their studies but failing to graduate in four years. The Gastón Institute presented state data about Latino high-school achievement at a New Bedford conference last month.
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