When it comes to workforce planning, it’s all about the numbers – of people, that is. Demographic data suggest impending labor shortages and increasingly tight labor markets, due to projections of weak growth in the working age population over the next 15 years. Continued immigration will help to fill some of the gaps, however, an increasing number of older workers are healthy and motivated to continue working. They could fill some of these deficits in the talent pool, and might want to do so for several reasons: to supplement their current income or retirement funds, obtain health insurance benefits, pursue an encore career, or just to remain active in the world of work.
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They’ve auditioned for American Idol, started international social media campaigns, and harvested crops on sustainable farms. Some of them are entering the “real world” with jobs lined up; others have direction but looser plans. But despite their varied interests—and whether they’re heading to Rockland, Maine, to work as a butcher’s assistant or New York City with hopes of making it big on Broadway—these eight class of 2016 graduates have two things in common: They’ve all called the Boston area home for the past four or so years, and they have some of the neatest post-grad plans around.
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Maura Lester McSweeney ’17, a philosophy major and international studies minor involved in advocacy work on behalf of social justice issues, has been awarded the 2016 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. Read more about this story
Many American universities were founded as religious institutions, explicitly designed to cultivate their students’ spiritual and moral natures. But over the course of the 20th century they became officially or effectively secular. Read the complete article.
Over the past several weeks, I have been working closely with fellow historians Chad Williams and Kidada Williams; and a group of talented librarians (Cecily Walker, Ryan P. Randall, and Melissa Morrone) on the #Charlestonsyllabus. In the aftermath of thehorrendous shooting that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina, Chad Williams turned to Twitter to express his frustrations about the continued distortions of history that
dominated mass media. Indeed, these same distorted versions of history have often dominated public discourse—i.e. suggestions that somehow the Confederate flag the shooter displayed on his clothing had nothing to do with white supremacy; or somehow the shooter’s actions were so exceptional as to imply that it was not part of a long and painful history of anti-black racism and racial violence in the US and abroad.
WFXT FOX25 will honor a military family with a home renovation in their 2015 Mission Renovation contest. One lucky military member or veteran will have their living space transformed during the giveaway. For full contest details, visit the Mission Renovation tab on www.myfoxboston.com.