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  • Meehan proud of UMass role in sci-tech ranks
    State House News Service, November 10 2015
    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.
  • Boxford COA needs more space, independent study finds
    Wicked Local, November 09 2015
    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.
  • Mendon: Selectmen implement compensation study recommendations
    Wicked Local, November 09 2015
    Based on a study conducted by the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, selectmen in Mendon decided Monday night to increase the pay of nonunion employees.
  • Boxford Council on Aging receives study report
    Wicked Local Middleton, November 05 2015
    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.
  • COUNTERPOINT: Risks increase necessity
    The Times and Democrat, November 05 2015
    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.
  • Bolling: Women make history in Boston and the state
    Boston Herald, November 05 2015
    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.
  • Sharon lax coach Inducted to Hall of Fame
    Wicked Local, November 05 2015
    Sharon youth lacrosse coach Jon Shocket and the rest of the 1996 Men's Lacrosse Team were inducted into UMass Boston Hall of Fame last month.
  • Women in minority in local offices
    Concord Monitor, November 04 2015
    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."
  • Nigeria’s Buhari Puts Anticorruption Drive into High Gear
    Christian Science Monitor, November 04 2015
    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.
  • Massachusetts election officials bristle over costs of early voting
    Gloucester Times, November 04 2015
    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."
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