Watch The Chat with UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller

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.

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