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By Rita Kiki Edozie and Barbara Lewis of UMass Boston It is now well known to the nation that UMass-Boston’s 2018 chancellor search ended unceremoniously with UMass System President, Martin Meehan attributing the failed search to a select group of UMB... Read more
The seven-month search for a new UMass Boston chancellor ended with a whimper late last month when the three finalists withdrew their candidacies for the post in the midst of volleys between the UMass president’s office and faculty at the Columbia Point... Read more
Saying some on their Dorchester campus feel ignored, University of Massachusetts Boston students, faculty and staff on Wednesday made a series of asks to UMass trustees. "We feel as though we've been shouting into a void," UMass Boston student Maddi... Read more
Chancellor finalists withdraw in wake of faculty attack on process; search on hold; trustee rues “calumny” on the candidates The search for a new leader for the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester came to an abrupt and embarrassing halt on Monday as UMass... Read more
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
The decision of the three University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor finalists to drop out of the search came after a university-wide meeting where more than 200 faculty members decided none of the candidates were the right fit, according to one... Read more
An oversight hearing held Wednesday to examine the deal between University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Ida College also highlighted broader tensions between different regions of the state and within the UMass system. UMass Amherst is buying the 70-... Read more
Dorchester’s Bill and Denise Richard, both graduates of Bridgewater State University, were awarded honorary degrees at the university’s spring Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 12. More than 2,100 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during two... 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

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