Article summarizing the statements made by pension experts testifying before the ERISA Advisory Council. Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute and its Pension Action Center, testified on the issue of lost participants and lost pension plans.
Ellen Bruce, director of the Gerontology Institute and its Pension Action Center, is quoted in this article, in which leading retirement studies and public policy experts provide insight into why the future is so bleak for aging generations as well as what, if anything, we can do to alter our fate. A Pension Action Center Advisory Board member, Christian Weller, is also quoted.
Article on a report from the Economic Policy Institute that finds nearly half of the country's senior citizens are economically vulnerable uses data from the Gerontology Institute’s Elder Economic Security Standard Index.
Robbin Peach, executive director of the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security at UMass Boston, writes that climate change is a global issue, but says locally focused initiatives, along with collaboration between government and private industry, are the best way to combat it.
Gov. Deval Patrick visited UMass Amherst on Thursday to announce a $95 million life sciences grant for the flagship campus. The new money will be used in part to fill UMass Amherst’s new life sciences building with needed research equipment.
Local resident Tom Perrotta, author of “The Leftovers” and “Election,” visited UMass Boston on Wednesday for “Night of 1,000 Stories,” a benefit to raise money for Egleston Square writing center 826 Boston.
Campus buildings were closed and evacuated for two hours Tuesday after a water main break in the UMass Boston utility plant cut off water service and fire protection. The break was repaired by noon, and the school resumed a normal schedule for the rest of the day.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley presented a posthumous degree to the family of former UMass Boston student Krystle Campbell at Friday’s commencement ceremony. The ceremony was also notable for the record-setting number of graduates (3,906) and an inspirational address by principal speaker Gus Speth.