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  • Delpha was a Beacon for UMass Boston lacrosse team
    Wicked Local Walpole, August 04 2015
    Profile on Walpole resident Donny Delpha '15, who leaves UMass Boston as the lacrosse program's sixth leading scorer. Delpha scored 173 points for the Beacons.
  • Charlie & Marty’s big (non-Olympic) ideas
    Boston Herald, August 03 2015
    Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien says policy differences between Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, previously obscured by the Olympics, are more likely to play out now.
  • Greater Boston author readings Aug. 3-8
    The Boston Globe, July 31 2015
    John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley will be reading from his book, The Two-State Delusion, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Brookline Booksmith.
  • Dominican Crisis Yields Political Lessons for Boston’s Latino Community
    The Boston Globe, July 29 2015
    Phillip Granberry, a lecturer in economics and research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, says Dominicans are now the largest Latino group in the Boston area. The population in Boston increased 28 percent between 2010 and 2013.
  • Pay equity bill may move forward in state senate
    Berkshire Eagle, July 29 2015
    Christa Kelleher, research director for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, comments on legislation aimed at strengthening the gender pay equity law. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, black women earned on average 33 percent less than white men in 2013.
  • Latinas’ wage gap is worst, study finds
    The Boston Globe, July 28 2015
    Research done by UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy indicates that the wage gap between women and men is particularly stark for women working in lower income occupations, with Hispanic women experiencing the largest pay inequities. Director Ann Bookman is quoted.
  • Baker likely to benefit from staying neutral, ‘played it beautifully’
    Boston Herald, July 27 2015
    Commenting on Governor Charlie Baker's stance toward the Boston 2024 Olympic bid, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien said Baker "played it beautifully in the sense that it hasn’t turned off the major economic powers that have been behind Boston 2024."
  • New England kelp reefs a thing of beauty
    Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 27 2015
    During a talk in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Sunday, Assistant Professor of Biology Jarrett Byrnes used New England kelp reefs to discuss climate change and how warming waters coupled with human intervention is altering ocean ecosystems.
  • Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet
    KALW, July 24 2015
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz says he is once again mesmerized by the New York City Ballet.
  • Employee, contractor — or something else entirely?
    San Francisco Chronicle, July 22 2015
    Francoise Carré, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, says recent guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor have lent some clarity to the differences between employees and individual contractors for tech startups in the service economy.
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