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  • MIT woos away Marblehead Chamber director
    Wicked Local Marblehead, January 16 2015
    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.
  • Why is there no political opposition to the Olympic bid?
    The Boston Globe, January 16 2015
    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.”
  • Holliston officials plan future of town administrator slot
    MetroWest Daily News, January 16 2015
    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.
  • UMass Boston selecting team to plan demo of superstructure
    StateHouse News Service, January 15 2015
    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.
  • MLK/Amilcar Cabral Commemorative Program at UMass Boston
    Dorchester Reporter , January 15 2015
    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."
  • Motley talks about future of Bayside, Olympic Village
    Dorchester Reporter, January 15 2015
    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.
  • ‘Fight for $15’ intensifies campaign for low-wage workers
    The Boston Globe, January 14 2015
    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.”
  • We can’t just circle the wagons against Islamofascism
    The Boston Globe, January 13 2015
    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."
  • Charting Baker’s Course: Confronting The State’s Growing Homeless Population
    Greater Boston, January 12 2015
    Donna Haig Friedman of UMass Boston's Center for Social Policy talks about how the state must address the growing problem of homelessness.
  • Lawrence re-dedicates square for fallen World War II soldier
    The Boston Globe, January 11 2015
    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.
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