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  • Overt racism fades, but resentment of Asians lingers in Quincy
    The Patriot Ledger, February 11 2016
    Paul Watanabe, director of UMass Boston's Institute for Asian American Studies, says there is an anti-immigrant sentiment, not only in Quincy, but across the U.S. "There is resistance to these new immigrants, the sense that Asian Americans are taking over Quincy," he said.
  • How Tech Startup Founders Are Hacking Immigration
    Bloomberg News, February 10 2016
    Immigration reform advocate Craig Montuori helped to develop the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Coalition, which works with UMass Boston and the University of Colorado Boulder to acquire H1-B visas for entrepreneurs at their tech incubators.
  • Where Is Abubakar Shekau? Boko Haram Leader’s Absence Underscores Nigerian Military’s ‘Failure’
    International Business Times, February 10 2016
    Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development Executive Director Darren Kew says the absence of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is "certainly a sign that they are weaker than they were a year ago. Boko Haram has been on the ropes since the counteroffensives last February."
  • UMass Boston Professors to Take Part in Pre-Show Saturday Symposium for ‘The Convert’
    The ARTery, February 10 2016
    Article on The Convert playing at Central Square Theater. This Saturday, UMass Boston professors Barbara Lewis, Cheryl Nixon, Monica Pelayo, and Roberta Wollons will lead a pre-show discussion comparing a character in the play to Phillis Wheatley, Wheatley Hall's namesake.
  • Film Screenings Are On at Emerson
    The Boston Globe, February 09 2016
    The Wolfpack, the second entry in this season's UMass Boston Film Series, will be screened tonight at 7 at Emerson College. The film is presented in partnership with Bright Lights at Emerson College
  • Kimono controversy erupts anew at MFA panel
    The Boston Globe, February 08 2016
    At the public forum “Kimono Wednesdays: A Conversation” at the Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, connected the MFA’s kimono dress-up program to the history of minstrelsy and blackface.
  • WRTA narrows finalists for top job to two
    Telegram & Gazette, February 08 2016
    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is conducting the search for an administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority.
  • Quincy government lags in reflecting growing Asia population
    The Patriot Ledger, February 08 2016
    In the second part of this series, Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe says Quincy is making strides toward inclusion and equity, "but it isn’t there yet, as most communities aren’t there yet."
  • MFA Director On Kimono Controversy: ‘I Think That Was Misguided And Apologize’
    The ARTery, February 08 2016
    At the public forum “Kimono Wednesdays: A Conversation” at the Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, connected the MFA’s kimono dress-up program to the history of minstrelsy and blackface.
  • Clinton or Sanders? Young Democrats Weigh In
    NPR, February 07 2016
    Nicole Castillo, a 2015 graduate of the McCormack Graduate School's Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Program, is interviewed on the presidential contest.
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