In the Media

Boston Foundation welcomes IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado to Board of Directors ›

Sampan | January 15, 2018
UMass Boston alumna Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is now part of the Boston Foundation's Board of Directors. Calderón-Rosado earned a PhD in public policy from the McCormack Graduate School in 2000.

Westport begins search process for new schools superintendent ›

SouthCoastToday | January 11, 2018
The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management suggested a timetable for the search for a new superintendent in Westport.

Ward 5 Councillor John Powers: We Must Be Better Prepared for Natural Disasters ›

Revere Journal | January 10, 2018
UMass Boston professors Paul Kirshen and Ellen Douglas were part of a 2016 study that found sea levels could rise by 10 feet by the end of the century, and Boston and nearby communities will experience a higher increase in sea level than other parts of the world.

Chicopee School Budget committee recommends combining 2 elementary schools ›

The Republican | January 10, 2018
Chicopee's School Budget Committee recommends the city consider moving Streiber School into Fairview Veterans Elementary School. The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is studying the pros and cons of merging city and school departments in Chicopee.

Widespread Flooding from Nor’easter Brings New Attention to Sea Wall ›

Boston 25 | January 08, 2018
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen and his team are studying if a sea wall in Boston Harbor makes sense, including the potential impacts it could bring to the harbor ecosystem and its impact to the multi-billion dollar shipping industry.

Barriers to Protect Boston from Flooding Studied ›

Boston Herald | January 06, 2018
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen and Professor of Management David Levy are working on two reports, due in March, on costs and logistics of sea walls.

Floods Seen As Warning of Boston’s Future ›

The Boston Globe | January 06, 2018
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen says building plans in the City of Boston "have to account for all the uncertainties of sea rise, as well as increased temperatures and increased precipitation from climate change.”

Snow ‘Bomb’ Wreaks Havoc on Boston, Floods Seaport ›

Bisnow | January 05, 2018
In the wake of last week's flooding, Bisnow recalls a September interview with Professor of Climate Adaptation Paul Kirshen: “Whether it’s [a storm wall] or more small-scale solutions, Boston has to come up with a strategy to protect itself against increased coastal flooding.”

Home Care Aide Foundation receives grant ›

Wicked Local | January 02, 2018
The Home Care Aide Council Foundation will use a $40,000 grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation to partner with BayPath Elder Services and the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging to create and evaluate a new program for home care aides.

Getting on the Ballot: What we’ll be Voting on in 2018 ›

The Valley Advocate | January 02, 2018
A study released by the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy compares a paid family and medical leave ballot initiative to two bills in the House and Senate that also address these issues. The ballot initiative is estimated to be the most expensive.