"Economic growth has been relatively slow ... while still leaving many groups, such as communities of color, to suffer from high levels of unemployment and poverty," writes Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller in his latest appraisal of the U.S. economy.
UMass Boston and the Women’s Pipeline for Change have just released a first-of-its-kind publication that profiles the state’s 94 women of color elected to public office. The publication was unveiled at a State House event on Tuesday.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, shares his memories of the late Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering Nigerian journalist and activist who united Christians and Muslims.
David Cash, dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies, delivered a presentation on regional environmental impacts during a meeting between a Massachusetts Senate delegation and colleagues from Quebec.
Graduate Research Assistant Hayley Gleason spoke in Roslindale last week on behalf of the Gerontology Institute about the institution's partnership with the City of Boston to work on the Age-Friendly City Initiative.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has pledged aid to help Lawrence improve its financial planning, waste management, and economic development, including paying part of the cost of hiring the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to develop what would be the city's first capital plan in a decade.