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Governor Baker to speak at commencement

Governor Baker to speak at commencement

Dani Marrero

March 5, 2015


Filed under Boston, Campus, Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized

Governor Charlie Baker will be the College of Arts and Sciences' commencement speaker, the university announced Thursday evening. Baker will be given an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree for his contributions to Massachusetts during the ceremony on May 17 at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion.  He...

Baker’s remaining secretary picks should match his abilities

Sam Humphrey

December 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Governor-elect Charlie Baker has filled half of his cabinet positions so far to join his transition team. With five left, he should seek candidates who match his seasoned ability as a manager. On Nov. 10, Baker named Chelsea’s city manager Jay Ash, a Democrat, as his secretary of housing and economic...

Post-election commentary: Baker has skills, ideas to move state forward (Part 1)

Post-election commentary: Baker has skills, ideas to move state forward (Part 1)

Sam Humphrey

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

When Massachusetts voters elected Republican Charlie Baker as governor last week, they voted for his fiscally responsible approach to leadership that his opponent Martha Coakley just could not offer. Baker beat the odds as a Republican candidate in a deeply progressive state. His win proves Massachusetts...

Baker surpasses Coakley to become governor

Baker surpasses Coakley to become governor

Connie Lai and Thalia Yunen

November 5, 2014


Filed under Boston, Campus, Featured Stories, News

After a tight gubernatorial race, Charlie Baker emerged as Massachusetts' 72nd governor when Martha Coakley conceded Wednesday morning, according to The Associated Press. As of 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, The AP said Baker was in the lead with 48.36 percent of votes, while Democrat Martha Coakley...

Mass. should bring bottle bill into 21st century

Mass. should bring bottle bill into 21st century

October 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion

by Ian Kea It’s about time. Thirty years after the Massachusetts bottle bill was first passed, it now has a chance to be updated on the ballot come Nov. 4, and voters should vote yes on Question 2, the expansion of the bottle bill. According to bottlebill.com, Massachusetts is one of 10 states...

Time to crack down on sexual assault

Time to crack down on sexual assault

October 8, 2014


Filed under Featured Stories, Opinion

By Madeline Scovotti Over the last two weeks, cases of sexual assault have occurred at five colleges across Massachusetts. As a female student who unintentionally, but frequently, walks the streets of Boston alone, it’s unnerving to read what can happen even on the smallest and most private campuses. At...

Vote Yes on Question 3; No casinos in Mass.

Vote Yes on Question 3; No casinos in Mass.

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

By Michaella Sheridan Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not to repeal the Expanded Gaming Act of 2011 in November, which allows for three resort casinos to be evenly dispersed throughout the state and one slots parlor. The proposed casinos in Massachusetts would appear to be a great...

Cahill just another example of a corrupt Beacon Hill

Cahill just another example of a corrupt Beacon Hill

Ally Thibault

April 17, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Tim Cahill, former Massachusetts Treasurer and independent candidate for governor in 2010, has been indicted on charges of public corruption related to ads run by the state lottery during his unsuccessful bid for the Corner Office. While the ads never mentioned Cahill by name, as treasurer he was responsible...

Massachusetts cuts path for gay marriage

Massachusetts cuts path for gay marriage

A.P. Blake

April 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Massachusetts has historically been one of the most civil libertarian states in the United States, and today, we continue our proud advocacy of freedom and tolerance. The most hotly debated civil rights issue of our generation has certainly proven to be gay-rights and same-sex marriage. Massachusetts...

Fate of MBTA lies on state legislature

Fate of MBTA lies on state legislature

A.P. Blake

April 10, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Last week, the MBTA released its finalized proposal for fare hikes and service cuts in order to close the nearly $200 million budget deficit the agency was up against for 2012. The proposal was drastically less painful than either of original two proposals which the MBTA was considering, and the minimal...

MASS legislators: come out of shadows and get a clue

MASS legislators: come out of shadows and get a clue

A.P. Blake

October 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

New bill makes it clear that state leaders are not in touch Massachusetts House Bill 1169 is labeled as "an act protecting sunlight in certain public parks," but it is clearly evident that this bill does much more than that. The idea of banning new shadows on some of Boston's most prominent public...

Health care debate is a matter of weighing undesirable options

Health care debate is a matter of weighing undesirable options

October 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

By Ally Johnson Health care is about numbers. It is about whether those numbers are decreasing or increasing, and just how high or low those numbers will become in a matter of years. The issues of health care that are occurring now deal with the decision to either cut or raise funds. It’s between...

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