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  • When a toilet becomes a time capsule
    Boston.com, August 12 2015
    City Archaeologist Joe Bagley, a UMass Boston alumnus, talks about how privies (the name for toilets in the days before indoor plumbing) can offer valuable clues about life in the distant past.
  • Clinton is open to raising Social Security taxes on six-figure earners
    Washington Post Online, August 12 2015
    Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says raising the cap on payroll taxes "really would put Social Security on a more even footing." Taxpayers do not pay Social Security taxes on earnings above $118,500.
  • Winter storms to blame for increased rip currents at local beaches
    Fox25 Boston, August 12 2015
    Allen Gontz, associate professor in the School for the Environment, talks about how beach erosion from last winter's brutal storms is contributing to the formation of dangerous riptides in New England.
  • Students: Best Colleges for Your Buck in Massachusetts
    NerdWallet Blog, August 10 2015
    Personal finance company Credit Sesame has given UMass Boston the No. 47 spot on its "Best Schools For Your Buck” list.
  • Lawmakers haul in cash for campaigns
    Gloucester Daily Times Online, August 10 2015
    Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says contributions to state lawmakers in non-election years are more about winning support on key issues than helping them get re-elected.
  • The Five Most Damaging Ideas GOP Candidates Have For Social Security
    ThinkProgress, August 07 2015
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the most damaging ideas Republican presidential candidates have offered up are to raise the retirement age and raise the early retirement age.
  • Easton moves forward on proposed charter change to town council
    Wicked Local Easton, August 07 2015
    UMass Boston's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management worked with Easton's Special Act Charter Study Committee on its review of a recommendation to eliminate open town meeting. The committee has handed its report over to selectmen.
  • Barnacles could help unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    PRI/Public Radio International Online, August 07 2015
    Molly Lutcavage, a research professor in the School for the Environment and director of the Large Pelagics Research Center, says she hopes oceanographers won’t overlook the tiny arthropods covering debris believed to belong to the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
  • Wareham High School to become an International Baccalaureate school
    Wareham Week - Online, August 06 2015
    Starting next fall, Wareham High School will bring in UMass Boston professors from different fields to teach international baccalaureate classes in order to raise the academic rigor. Wareham students will then be able to go right into their sophomore year of college.
  • Chatham COA looking towards future needs and wants input
    Wicked Local Chatham, August 05 2015
    UMass Boston's Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging will conduct an assessment gauging the wants and needs of Chatham's rapidly growing elderly population.
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