In the Media


  • Wage hike front and center
    CNBC, December 31 2014
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller notes that 29 states are now above the federal minimum wage, including red states Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
  • Whately to hold town office open houses
    The Recorder, December 31 2014
    The Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, now part of the McCormack Graduate School, is conducting a community facilitation process in Whately. As part of the process, open houses will be held at the Town Hall, Center School, and Western Massachusetts Regional Library System on January 7.
  • Black Native Americans beginning to assert identity
    Bay State Banner, December 30 2014
    Kenneth J. Cooper, editor of UMass Boston's Trotter Review, talks to Cedric J. Woods, director of the university's Institute for New England Native American Studies, about the challenges of tracing Native American lineage.
  • In Northern Ireland, breaking the silence on World War I
    Global Post, December 30 2014
    Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston and director of the Forum for Cities in Transition, says World War I has had a big impact on contemporary conflict in Northern Ireland.
  • Princeton’s Lebeaux, on way to Beacon Hill, advises on replacement
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, December 30 2014
    Town Administrator John Lebeaux has recommended that UMass Boston's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management be hired to search for his replacement. Lebeaux is leaving the town in order to become Gov.-elect Charlie Baker's new commissioner of agricultural resources.
  • The Unfortunate Timing Of ‘Unbroken’
    WBUR, December 30 2014
    Assistant Professor of English Sari Edelstein authored this column on the movie Unbroken. "It is difficult to swallow this easy binary between American freedom and totalitarian abuses just weeks after the disclosure of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture," she writes.
  • Courtney: Six More Triangle Employees Claim Lost Pension Benefits
    The Norwich Bulletin, December 29 2014
    The New England Pension Assistance Project at UMass Boston's Pension Action Center is working with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney to help retirees in Connecticut who've had their pensions reduced or eliminated.
  • BESTSELLERS CAFE: Michael Maloney performs Dec. 29
    The Medford Transcript, December 28 2014
    Michael Maloney '13 will sing holiday songs on December 29 at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Café in Medford.
  • Increase pay for public office holders
    Boston Globe, December 26 2014
    Dean Ira A. Jackson co-authored this column on the recommendations of the independent commission he chaired. The commission recommended large pay increases for many officials, the elimination of legislative per diem payments, and a prohibition on constitutional officers earning outside income.
  • A Look Into The ‘Double Lives’ Of America’s Homeless College Students
    The Huffington Post, December 26 2014
    According to FAFSA data from the 2012-2013 academic year, UMass Boston student Sean McLean is one of more than 58,000 homeless college students in the United States. Shirley Fan-Chan, director of UMass Boston's U-ACCESS Program, is also quoted in the article.
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