Education

Technology in Education

One of the presenters at this week’s Massachusetts Digital Government Summit was Mark Racine, the Chief Information Officer of the Boston Public Schools (and a former 5th grade teacher.  The title of his talk was Education Technologies Today and Tomorrow and my notes on his remarks are below. Yesterday I…

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UMass Lowell Author Event: Nelson Mandela’s Guard & Later Friend

The late Nelson Mandela with Christo Brand (web photo courtesy of nelsonmandela.org) UMass Lowell’s Office of the Provost cordially invites the community to a special event on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Moloney Hall at University Crossing featuring Christo Brand, author of “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend.” Brand was Nelson Mandela’s…

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Lowell High School’s “Open Campus”

At the recent Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony, Bob Kilmartin (LHS Class of 1976), one of the honorees, mentioned having an “open campus” at Lowell High during his time there.  Many current Lowell residents are unfamiliar with the “open campus” experiment so I asked Jim Peters, whose father Wayne Peters, was…

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The Meehan- Baker Alliance ~ One to watch!

UMass Lowell Chancellor and former Congressman Marty Meehan has a seat at the table on Governor-elect Charlie Baker,’s “transition team.” No surprise here. Having a reasonable, reliably “old style” Northeast Republican in the Massachusetts corner office will suit Meehan and his agenda just fine. In fact, Meehan’s access and influence…

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The UMassLowell/Queens University Irish Conference ~ Significance and Legacy

Just a few words about the Irish Conference happening in Lowell this week… It was quite an experience attending day-one of the Irish Conference sponsored by UMass Lowell and Queens University Belfast. Themed “The Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy.” The excellent cast of speaker/presenters moved us from 1550 Ireland…

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Event in November for the “Sacred Heart Neighborhood Endowed Scholarship at UMass Lowell”

The newly established Sacred Heart Neighborhood Reunion group headed by Matt McCafferty is teaming up with UMass Lowell to establish an endowed scholarship at the University. Matt and Chancellor Marty Meehan grew-up in the Sacred Heart neighborhood so this seems a natural alliance with UMass Lowell. A fundraising event is…

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