Future is Not for Sale
Gov. Mitt Romney's
plan to slash the budget to public higher education has UMass Boston
students, faculty and administrators alike worried that resources
will be stretched too thin to continue to maintain its urban mission
- offering an excellent education at an affordable price. The school
will lose almost $11 million next year alone.
Diversity or Deepening the Color Divide?
from outside pressures, UMass Boston also faces serious internal
conflict fueled by accusations of racism within the school. Tensions
ran high following the arrest of Africana Studies Professor Anthony
Van Der Meer, in what some witnesses characterized as an instance
of racially motivated police brutality. Some members of the UMass
Boston community say incidents like this one aren't as rare as people