Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at McCormack Graduate School, applauds the recent wave of Latinos elected to office in Massachusetts, saying "genuine public policy debate" is possible when the makeup of the government reflects its people.
Professor of American Studies Rachel Rubin says although audiences have recently been cheering portrayals of the immigrant experience in America, "It’s hard to imagine a successful Broadway musical about undocumented farmworkers."
Jay Dee, director of the doctoral program in higher education, says student activism aimed at improving race relations will only work if campuses “bring issues of race, power, and privilege more to the center of how we think about the purpose of higher education.”
“We are always focused on affordability, but working with the governor and the legislature, with UMassOnline and our community college partners, we are committed to providing ... a path to a $30,000 to $35,000 UMass degree,” President Marty Meehan said at his inauguration Thursday.
Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School, will talk about his new book, The Two-State Delusion, at the Cohasset library’s Sunday Author Talk series.
Mendon will hold a special Town Meeting on Tuesday to discuss pay hikes for town employees after an evaluation by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management found the town's salaries were not competitive with other municipalities.