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  • 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.
  • Creating Conditions Conducive To Life: The First Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference
    Triple Pundit, July 04 2013
    Last month, UMass Boston played host to the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, and the first ever Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference. The second day of the conference featured a panel of architects and city planners who discussed ways to build cities that replace the ecosystems disturbed by urban development. Panelists mentioned ideas as simple as green roofs, and as complex as creating buildings that actually produce rainclouds.
  • Hubway set to expand in Dorchester
    Dorchester Reporter, July 03 2013
    The bike-rental service Hubway, which has stations on the UMass Boston campus and at the UMass/JFK MBTA stop, plans to create more locations throughout Dorchester in the coming months.
  • UMass President Robert Caret praises lawmakers’ move to increase subsidies
    Boston Business Journal, July 03 2013
    President Robert Caret said the $39 million increase in state funding for the UMass system is “a historic moment for the commonwealth and UMass. … It’s a very big change in philosophy.”
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