Deb Payson, who has a master's degree in public administration from UMass Boston, has accepted a new position as the director of development for an international design program run jointly by MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Larry Moulter, executive in residence at the Center for Collaborative Leadership, says political opposition to the Olympics proposal has been muted because the city is still "in the love affair" stage. “Falling in love is very different from getting married and having a family and buying a house.”
The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston will take charge of initial recruiting for the town administrator position in Holliston. Incumbent Paul LeBeau will retire in July.
More than 40 years after an old landfill was transformed into a harborside campus, UMass Boston officials have initiated plans to level the concrete plaza and the now-defunct parking garage that links all of the older buildings.
UMass Boston will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday with the 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. and Amilcar Cabral Commemorative Program. The theme for this year's program is "Education for Liberation."
Chancellor J. Keith Motley says before the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston as the U.S. contender to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, he spoke to the committee about the commitment that UMass Boston and other area universities have made to facilitate preparations for the games.
Susan Moir, director of UMass Boston's Labor Resource Center, says initiatives like Occupy Wall Street and Fight For $15 are drawing increased attention to the plight of low-wage workers. But she cautions, “It’s going to take a real cultural change. Cultural change is very slow.”
In this letter to the editor commenting on the Paris attacks, Michael Keating, senior fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, writes it is "hard to stomach an approach that calls for turning our backs on the millions of people in the Islamic world who want to live in freedom."
UMass Boston alumni Amy Au and Matt Seto, who were members of the Asian American Studies program, discuss the contributions of Chinese-American soldiers and the recent honor given to David “Buck” Lee, an Army private who was the first Lawrence soldier killed in World War II.