The International Business Times, December 17 2015
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in McCormack Graduate School, says President Obama took an executive action to encourage retirement savings in 2014 because a legislative option was not on the table.
Article on the Cardinal Cushing Centers's Pathways to Employment program mentions a 2014 Special Olympics study conducted by UMass Boston and Gallup which found that just 44 percent of intellectually disabled adults are employed or looking for work, compared with 83 percent of non-disabled adults.
Ann Bookman, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and co-chair of the adult subcommittee of Treasurer Deb Goldberg’s Financial Literacy Task Force, says the group found student loan debt is a significant burden facing many college students.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center recently received a grant which will go toward a project to digitize the cultural heritage of New Bedford’s fishing community. UMass Boston will process images and metadata and will provide storage and public access through the university’s online repository.
Matthew H. Schneps, director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning, a collaboration between UMass Boston and MIT, says when gift giving, consider that some "people absolutely love the look, smell, and feel of the classical book held in the hand."
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller and Associate Professor of Management and Marketing Benyamin Lichtenstein say the labor market pressures that have made it harder for people to save have also made it more difficult for people to work longer as wage and salary employees.