Speaking at a STEM summit in Worcester on Tuesday, UMass President Marty Meehan said he's encouraged by the leadership UMass Boston displays, with its majority-minority STEM programs. The system is No. 37 in the U.S. in patents among research universities and No. 57 in the world.
Nina Silverstein and Caitlin Coyle of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, part of the McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute, came to the same conclusion as those who prepared an in-house report: the number of older Boxford residents is growing fast.
Professor of Gerontology Nina Silverstein and Gerontology Institute research assistant Caitlin Coyle have completed a 16-week study on the needs of older residents in Boxford. The report was recently presented to the Boxford Council on Aging. The Gerontology Institute is in the McCormack Graduate School.
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller of the McCormack Graduate School writes that Social Security is facing a long-term financial shortfall, but that the economic security of future retirees can be preserved and strengthened with "thoughtful updates" to the program.
Joyce Ferriabough Bolling cites the recent work of UMass Boston's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy in her appraisal of a record-setting election for women in Boston and across Massachusetts.
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Director Ann Bookman says there is still work to be done to increase equality in politics. “I think that there are still kind of gender-based stereotypes (for what) are appropriate roles for women and being an elected official is not one of them yet."
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development in the McCormack Graduate School, says new Nigerian president Muhammad Buhari has a reputation as a corruption fighter, but has not undertaken "any major cleaning or vetting efforts" since his election.
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says if Massachusetts wants early voting to work well, "they need to give town clerks the money and resources they need to make it work."