In the Media

Report Finds A ‘Mixed Bag’ Of Health Outcomes For Mass. Seniors ›

WBUR | December 11, 2018
Elizabeth Dugan, associate professor of gerontology in the McCormack Graduate School and lead researcher of the 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data report, finds that rates of depression among seniors are rising, and where you live matters for your health.

How activists are fighting racial disparities in school discipline ›

The Conversation | December 10, 2018
Mark R. Warren, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that "research has shown that less punitive and more positive school climates are tied to improving attendance rates, test scores, promotion rates, and graduation rates."

Working Hard Not Enough For Latinx Families To Get Ahead ›

Forbes | December 06, 2018
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that the accumulation of wealth in America is increasingly unevenly distributed by race and ethnicity. White families have a median wealth of $142,180, compared with $20,765 for Latinx families.

Beverly Begins Search For Next School Superintedent ›

Patch | December 06, 2018
The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is assisting the Beverly School Committee in its full, open search for a new superintendent of schools.

In Good Labor Market, More People Leave Their Jobs, Face Challenges With Past 401(k)s ›

Forbes | December 03, 2018
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that as workers change jobs, that can "pose challenges for them managing their 401(k) savings as they leave their employer, possibly hurting their retirement security down the line."

Climate Change Report Highlights Widespread Risks To Retirement Security ›

Forbes | November 30, 2018
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that "climate change will undoubtedly worsen retirement income inequality."

Loans From A 401(k) Make Life Easier Now, But Put Retirement At Risk ›

Forbes | November 27, 2018
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that many people with a 401(k) loan will find themselves with a tough choice and offers some options for employers and policymakers to consider. He says eliminating 401(k) loans is not an option.

Climate Change Could Hit New England Hard ›

WBUR | November 26, 2018
On the heels of a federal report detailing how badly climate change could hit the Northeast, McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash joined Bob Oakes on WBUR's Morning Edition to talk about what the effects may look like in New England.

#MeToo Activist Calls for Action from MA Officials ›

Bay State Banner | November 22, 2018
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, was the keynote speaker of the third biennial conference dedicated to women’s economic security, organized as part of the New England Women’s Policy Initiative by the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.

Maritime museum names executive director, associate director ›

Cape Cod Times | November 22, 2018
The new executive director of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Liz Rabideau, has a graduate certificate from the McCormack Graduate School's Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Program.