"It's more so up to the state to step in and help with the unbelievable amount of debt that state colleges are in."
OPEN LETTER TO UMASS PRESIDENT MEEHAN FROM UNIVERSITY UNIONS
Demands job protections, engagement with students, staff, and faculty on reopening campuses
MUSIC SPECIAL: ROCK AGAINST RACISM TURNS 40
Here, five individuals associated with RAR share their memories of Boston back then, what they gained from having RAR in their lives, and how, in 2019, we can continue to honor the groundwork RAR laid for a better Boston.
‘SHOW ‘EM WHATCHA GOT’ AT THE MASS HIP-HOP ROADSHOW
The scrapbook party rockers are asking heads in their network and whoever else is in possession of relevant goods to bring items to be digitally archived, so that all eras and elements of the culture can be represented and catalogued for future generations—for research purposes, sure, but primarily so that their contributions can be scanned in stone.
GUEST FEATURE: UMASS BOSTON’S LAST REMAINING PAINTER
It used to be that Flaherty was part of a crew of five UMB painters. Together they handled everything from repainting offices for new faculty hires to cleaning up the occasional graffiti to preparing the campus for open houses, making sure that visitors would get only the best impression.
TOWNIE: UMB DRUBBING, PAWSOX GRUBBING
University cuts and a (possible) corporate scam just in time for the holidays
UMass Boston admin lays off more staff, unions push back
The neoliberal war on public higher education continues unabated ...
THROWBACK: REVISITING ROCK AGAINST RACISM
Mass Hip-Hop Archive breaks critical positive gem out the vault
A DISINVESTMENT STORY: SOME CRITICAL BACKGROUND ON UMASS BOSTON WOES
Who tells Harvard or Bowdoin to focus on workforce development?
UMASS CAMBRIDGE: MAKING HARVARD UNIVERSITY PUBLIC WILL SOLVE ITS WORKERS’ PROBLEMS—AND THE COMMONWEALTH’S HIGHER ED CRISIS
If you really want to help the Harvard dining hall workers and much of the population of Massachusetts in the bargain, help start political movements to demand structural reform of the state university system.