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It’s time to bring back Dr. J. Keith Motley as the chancellor of UMass Boston. The turmoil that is swirling around UMass Boston’s Dorchester campus is distressing and unnecessary. The university desperately needs a leader, someone with a deep... Read more
As tensions escalated this week between members of the UMass Boston community and the UMass president’s office, elected officials touring the Columbia Point campus made it clear that they plan to weigh in heavily on how its land will be used and its... Read more
Updated May 15, 2:46 p.m.: The search for a new chancellor at UMass Boston has been narrowed to three candidates, with UMass President Marty Meehan expected to recommend one of the names to the university system’s board of trustees in the near future. A... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh reiterated today that his administration is “open to the idea” of the city of Boston taking more control of the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus in Dorchester, a prospect first floated Wednesday in a Boston Globe column. The... Read more
Anger and resentment that had been simmering among UMass Boston students and staff for the past week, since UMass Amherst announced a deal to purchase a 74-acre Mt. Ida site, erupted Wednesday at a public meeting on campus attended by hundreds. State Rep... Read more
UMass Boston’s interim chancellor, Barry Mills, has moved to ease anxieties and boost morale on the Dorchester campus as a controversy over UMass Amherst’s planned acquisition of Mount Ida College embroiled the statewide university system. Mills, who... Read more
The Massachusetts Lottery plans to try a change of scenery, moving its administrative staff from its longtime headquarters in Braintree a few miles north to Dorchester’s Columbia Point. Putting the roughly 140 headquarters staff near UMass-Boston and... Read more
The University of Massachusetts will offer a select group of developers the chance to buy the former grounds of the Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester this year in a deal that could net the university a windfall sum. The university’s building authority... Read more
Updated Dec. 21, 12:07 p.m. with completed sale price Third time is apparently the charm. The Boston Globe’s former headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard have been sold for $81 million to Burlington-based development company Nordblom Co., in partnership... Read more
Developers of the former Boston Globe headquarters have submitted a letter of intent to the city’s planning agency, announcing plans for a multi-purpose building that would include area improvements to better connectivity between Columbia Point and Savin... Read more

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