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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.