At the start of his second full year as chancellor of UMass Dartmouth, Mark Fuller has some big challenges in front of him. Among his tasks are to turn around declining enrollment and retention numbers.
Also on his plate, in an era when state funding of higher education is insufficient and students are struggling to afford increasingly expensive tuition and fees, is the need to inspire a culture of financial support from the school’s alumni.
Those are tall orders, but Fuller, who was dean of UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management when it shot up the research university rankings over the last decade or so, may be up to the task.
Watch The Chat with New Bedford High’s LGBTQ+ protesters
Jack Spillane sits down with four of these students, as well as one of their mothers, to talk about LGBTQ+ life at the high school and concerns as to whether the city’s school resource officers will keep these kids safe, given the police union’s endorsement of the newly elected Ward 3 councilor, Shawn Oliver.
Video: The Chat with Ward 3 city council finalists Shawn Oliver and Carmen Amaral
Ward 3 Councilor special election finalists Shawn Oliver and Carmen Amaral sat down with Jack Spillane to talk about constituent services and communication with the public.
Watch The Chat and meet the seven candidates for the Ward 3 city council primary
Join longtime New Bedford political writer Jack Spillane as he interviews the candidates during a special edition of The Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
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