Francoise Carré, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, says recent guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor have lent some clarity to the differences between employees and individual contractors for tech startups in the service economy.
A new section of the HarborWalk is now open for visitors on the Columbia Point peninsula. The 800-foot stretch of paved walkway — complemented by lighting, beaches, and other amenities— is situated on the UMass Boston campus between the JFK Library and the Harbor Point apartment community.
Retired Professor of Psychology David Lisak is quoted in this article on a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admitted to procuring drugs in order to have sex with women. Lisak has found that if you don't call their transgressions "rape," you can get alleged rapists to talk.
Werner Kunz, director of UMass Boston's Global Center for Digital Media and Innovative Services, comments on Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who announced his LinkedIn membership on Thursday. "It’s a really great move when it comes to connecting with voters," Kunz said.
Paul Watanabe, director of UMass Boston's Institute for Asian American Studies, comments on the protests of the Museum of Fine Arts's “Kimono Wednesdays.” "I have talked to many people, including Japanese and Japanese-Americans, that didn’t find the event offensive on its face," Watanabe said.
Massachusetts ranked 49th out of 50 states in the time it took agencies to answer public records requests filed through news startup Muckrock. "Transparency tends to suffer when one party exercises such uniform control," said Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien.
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien comments on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who this weekend said John McCain was a war hero only "because he was captured." Said O'Brien, “He is angering folks in the Republican Party that he doesn’t want to anger."