This article about an ideological divide in the Democratic Party cites research from Professor of Political Science Thomas Ferguson, who notes that Barack Obama’s share of the vote in 2012 was much higher among lower-class voters than it was among people earning more than $100,000.
Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz, classical music editor for The Phoenix and winner of a Pulitzer Prize there, talks to NECN about the sudden demise of the alternative weekly. “It was like being punched in the gut, just so sad," Schwartz said of learning the publication was going out of business.
Political Science Chairman Paul Watanabe criticizes a “lazy and lame” move by the campaign manager for Republican Senate candidate Michael Sullivan, who lifted policy declarations for Sullivan’s website from a former client, GOP House candidate Richard Tisei.
Ellen Frank, a lecturer in the Economics Department, wrote this article analyzing current scholarship on U.S. deficit levels. She claims that politicians who stoke fears about the deficit are really just looking for cover to slash social welfare programs.
UMass Boston MBA student Tsung-Han Shen is the first intern placed as part of the Mass Tech Intern Partnership, a new public-private effort that will provide stipends for college student internships at Massachusetts’ tech companies. UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center is a partner in the new program.
The ground is shifting in fundamental ways in higher education and the repositioning of continuing education (CE) units within an institution will play a strategic role for the financial survival of many colleges and universities.