In the Media


  • Baker outlines plan to address homelessness
    Boston Globe, November 26 2014
    Donna Haig Friedman, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, says Governor-elect Charlie Baker will have to reverse deep cuts in cash assistance, food assistance, and job training if he wants to keep people out of homelessness.
  • Growing Food Insecurity At Mass. Public Colleges, State Says
    WBUR, November 25 2014
    Nineteen of the state’s 29 public college campuses, including UMass Boston, have opened food pantries or are now distributing food to some students, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education reported Tuesday.
  • Downtown college campus hailed as ‘new day’ for Brockton
    The Enterprise, November 25 2014
    Governor Deval Patrick unveiled the Downtown Brockton Education Collaborative on Monday, a project that will involve a $21.5 million, state-funded renovation of a vacant building. UMass Boston, Massasoit Community College, and Bridgewater State University will offer classes to about 1,000.
  • UMass to screen ‘Winter in the Blood’
    Boston Globe, November 25 2014
    Actor Chaske Spencer, who played Sam the werewolf in Twilight, will take part in a Q&A following the Boston premiere of his film Winter in the Blood at UMass Boston on Tuesday, December 2.
  • Join Us in Boston for “The Power of Bay Staters 50+: Business and Policy Implications for 2015
    AARP The Magazine, November 25 2014
    Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman is one of the panelists for the AARP Massachusetts event "The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” being held on Tuesday, December 16 in Boston.
  • State panel considers rollout of pay hike plan
    State House News Service, November 24 2014
    Article on the upcoming report from a special commission on legislative pay chaired by McCormack Graduate School Dean Ira A. Jackson mentions that the commission may launch a public outreach effort after the report is released on Monday, December 1.
  • For African-Americans, Determining Native American Ancestry Often a Challenge
    Diverse Education, November 23 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.
  • Backyard fundraiser helps Boston kids’ camp
    Foster's Daily Democrat, November 23 2014
    Boston marathoner Molly Wade, who is pledging to raise $6,000 for UMass Boston's Camp Shriver during the lead-up to the 2015 Boston Marathon, raised $1,500 during a backyard fundraiser on November 14. Camp Shriver is one of the few camps for children with intellectual disabilities and those without.
  • Whitman Republican vows to fight state pay raises
    Wicked Local - Whitman, November 23 2014
    McCormack Graduate School of Global and Policy Studies Dean Ira A. Jackson is quoted in this article on Rep. Geoff Diehl's pledge to block raises to constitutional officers and legislative leaders. Jackson is chairing an independent commission examining the compensation of various state officials.
  • Panel mulls pay hikes for governor, other top pols
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 23 2014
    Article on a special commission on legislative pay chaired by McCormack Graduate School of Global and Policy Studies Dean Ira A. Jackson speculates that the commission will recommend a pay raise for the governor and possibly other state offices when it releases its report on December 1.
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