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Africana studies faculty at UMass Boston file racial bias complaint
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Africana studies faculty at UMass Boston file racial bias complaint
All full-time faculty of the Africana Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston filed discrimination complaints through the state following years of alleged mistreatment from university administration.
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In the news: Hettie Williams
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In the news: Hettie Williams
Hettie Williams, a historian at Monmouth University in New Jersey, has been selected as the new director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at UMass Boston.
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Professors dispute UMass dean’s report
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Professors dispute UMass dean’s report
Faculty members at UMass Boston are pushing back on a report commissioned by administrators that is critical of the Africana Studies Department.
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Black UMass Boston faculty fight for funding
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Black UMass Boston faculty fight for funding
For nearly 40 years, the William Monroe Trotter Institute has served as the only public research institution in Massachusetts dedicated to the study of Black communities, tracking the trends in housing, education, politics, immigration and other areas that affect people of African descent in the state. But after UMass Boston officials announced in 2017 that the Trotter and other research institutes would lose university funding over a five-year period, the future of the think tank has been in question.
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Parking fee hikes spark protest
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Parking fee hikes spark protest
As Mayor Martin Walsh cut the ribbon on UMass Boston’s first-ever dormitory building last week, students, faculty and staff protested against proposed parking fee hikes outside.
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