Photo of Deval Patrick receiving the chair that symbolizes the Deval L. Patrick Chair in Social, Political, and Economic Innovation. Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Victor Woolridge are also pictured. The caption mentions that UMass Boston has raised half of its $100 million fundraising goal.
Boston College High School and UMass Boston will hold a ceremony on Thursday afternoon to break ground on a shared community baseball complex at BC High. Monan Park will meet Division III standards and serve as the home facility for UMass Boston.
Article on how in older cities like Boston, elders find themselves “house-rich but cash-poor," mentions a report by the Gerontology Institute and the Boston Elderly Commission that shows that from 2000 to 2010, the elder population in Boston became more diverse.
In his monthly economic snapshot, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says job growth has been modest and inequality and poverty have remained high, while employers have cut back on crucial retirement and health benefits.
At its gala Thursday night, UMass Boston launched Just Imagine: The Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Boston. With a goal of $100 million, Just Imagine is the largest campaign in the school’s 50-year history.