UMass students will pay no tuition or fee increases for the next two years as a result of higher education funding included in the $34 billion state budget approved by the Legislature on Monday and sent to Governor Deval Patrick.
The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy hosted a forum in New Bedford last week to break down the latest demographic data on Latinos in the state’s South Coast region. The area’s Latino population is increasing, and many residents lack access to health care, public transit, and other necessary services.
The Senate appears likely to confirm UMass Boston alumna Gina McCarthy ’76 as the next administrator of the EPA after a record-setting delay fueled by opposition to President Obama’s environmental agenda.
Article on a 54-mile torch relay from UMass Dartmouth to Boston mentions that UMass Boston Undergraduate Student President Alexis Marvel took part. The run, which teamed up with a 3,000-mile nationwide effort, was a fundraiser for The One Fund Boston.
Article on how Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki came to UMass Boston Thursday for a Big Data summit. Big Data involves creating complex algorithms to make sense of massive amounts of digital information. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration launched the statewide Big Data Initiative last year to position the state at the leading edge of this technology.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/06/29/umass-trustee-creates-scholarship-honor-krystle-campbell/wc7xIoKKiubGM6dx6H4IJM/story.html, June 30 2013
Chancellor J. Keith Motley is quoted in this article on how UMass trustee Richard Campbell and his wife Barbara have donated $300,000 toward a scholarship fund at UMass Boston in the name of former UMass Boston student and Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell. The goal is to collect $1 million for the fund.
Article on the expansion of Portuguese language station WSRO 650 mentions that a study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found the town the station is in, Framingham, had a Brazilian population of 8,454 in 2008.
Article on how the Senate confirmation for President Obama’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, UMass Boston alumna Gina McCarthy ’76, is stalled because of a disagreement over the role of government regulation.