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  • Rocky Roads Ahead for Governors With Failed Presidential Bids
    Governing, January 04 2016
    In this article on presidential candidates who have served as governors, Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham comments on former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, who won his party's nomination before losing the 1988 presidential race.
  • 2015 Was the Year We Started Talking About Periods in Public
    Huffington Post, January 04 2016
    Article cites Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies Chris Bobel's work, which found 1972-1992 as the years that show the slow but steady emergence of menstrual activism.
  • Candidates send surrogates to N.H. to spread message
    The Boston Globe, January 02 2016
    Erin O'Brien, associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department, says when it comes to politicking in New Hampshire, "It’s not about knocking doors; it’s about sending signals elsewhere.”
  • The 10 Best Sounds In The Classical World In 2015
    WBUR-FM, January 01 2016
    Lloyd Schwartz, the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, lists his favorite musical recordings on CD and DVD of the past year.
  • Go Ahead, Sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Badly Tonight
    NPR, January 01 2016
    Professor of American Studies Rachel Rubin says if "Auld Lang Syne" is becoming less useful to a group of people, they're not going to sing it.
  • Why 2015 Was The Year Of The Period, And We Don’t Mean Punctuation
    NPR, December 31 2015
    Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies Chris Bobel says national attention to menstruation in 2015 may help give women better options in menstrual care. "For people like me who have been studying menstruation for decades, we've never enjoyed this kind of attention before," she said.
  • From NPR’s International Desk: A Few Of Our Favorite Reads
    NPR, December 30 2015
    The Two-State Delusion, written by Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School, was named one of NPR’s favorite reads of 2015. "His research drew me in because it rang true to much of my experience," the reviewer wrote.
  • Energizing Your Workforce to Start 2016
    The Boston Globe, December 29 2015
    Center for Collaborative Leadership Director Lisa DeAngelis provides advice to jumpstart businesses in the new year for Rockland Trust’s “Talking Business Advice Series."
  • Low-income workers to get twin boosts
    The Boston Globe, December 29 2015
    Associate Professor of Sociology Keith Bentele says the minimum wage hike and earned income tax credit hikes will help Massachusetts send a message to other states: "We are demonstrating that you can have a minimum wage raise without many of the disruptions that people raise as scare tactics."
  • Fall River Charter Commission hires UMass Boston consultant
    The Herald News, December 28 2015
    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has been hired to review Fall River's charter.
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