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UMASS BOSTON

by Nadine Hoffman

Our 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. CONTINUE

Promoting Diversity or Deepening the Color Divide?

Apart 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 may think. CONTINUE

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- UMass-Boston's mission

- "UMass Boston: A Campus United": the cuts' potential effects

- "UMass-Boston Professor Arrested While Trying to Help Students": Professor Van Der Meer's arrest

- "Tensions High After UMB Professor's Arrest"

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