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  • Annie Wilcox to receive UMass’ Quinn Award
    Dorchester Reporter, March 26 2015
    Dorchester resident Annie Wilcox, a longtime employee at the Boston Police Department, will receive UMass Boston's Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership on Thursday, April 2. Wilcox most recently worked at the Area B-3 police district.
  • Search for Norwell town administrator narrows
    Wicked Local Norwell, March 26 2015
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has narrowed the field of Norwell town administrator contenders from 18 to 12.
  • Local colleges celebrate Asian culture
    Lowell Sun, March 25 2015
    Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, will speak on "Asian Americans and the Changing Face of America: Demographics, Race, and Politics" on Wednesday, April 1, in the O'Leary Library in Lowell.
  • Five Things You Need to Know: Boston sues tech startups; MBTA promises full service; Climate change
    Boston Business Journal, March 25 2015
    The School for the Environment co-sponsored an event at the State House yesterday on climate change and resiliency.
  • Nigeria Elections 2015: Goodluck Jonathan Reelection Could Mean Violence Among Northern Muslims
    International Business Times, March 24 2015
    Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is "going to have to do more than tokenist public appearances." The presidential election is Saturday, March 28. Kew will be an election observer.
  • Walsh, de Blasio address income inequality at Boston forum
    The Boston Globe, March 22 2015
    Mayors from Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Seattle gathered at UMass Boston yesterday to highlight what their cities are doing to address income inequality and to sound an alarm that much more remains to be done.
  • Nigeria’s ruling party regains ground after election delay
    Christian Science Monitor, March 21 2015
    Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's Peoples Democratic Party is using the extra time following last month's original election date to buy support, but he still thinks the March 28 election will be close.
  • TV is giving documentaries their due
    The Boston Globe, March 20 2015
    Boston-based filmmaker James Demo, who is currently editing his feature-length documentary The Peacemaker on Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, is quoted in this article on expanding prospects for documentary filmmakers.
  • City helps low-income residents get finances in order
    The Boston Globe, March 20 2015
    Mayor Marty Walsh is taking part in a forum on financial empowerment Sunday at the University of Massachusetts Boston as part of a two-day United States Conference of Mayors leadership meeting in Boston.
  • BRA gets Hancock St. project bid, OK’s BTU plans for Columbia Point
    Dorchester Reporter, March 19 2015
    A $23 million plan to replace the Boston Teachers Union headquarters on Columbia Point calls for a parking garage that would alleviate the union's need to use parking spaces at UMass Boston.
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