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.
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.”
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.
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.
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."