The Chat tackles the Star Store issue. Former Mayor Lang: “These are world renowned artists and we have shut the door on them by allowing an unstable university system with intransigent leaders coming into our area and telling us what’s good for us. I am tired of people treating us like a colony.”
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane joined Townsquare Sunday on Sept. 3 to discuss the closure of UMass Dartmouth’s CVPA Star Store campus.
Watch Jack Spillane discuss the latest news in New Bedford, including a recent gathering with some members of the city council that raised questions about open meeting laws and Tuesday’s Ward 3 city council special election, during a recent appearance on WBSM’s TownSquare Sunday.
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.
Since 2000, median family income in Massachusetts has risen only 13%, but even after adjusting for inflation, tuition and fees at UMass Dartmouth have increased by 57% — a $6,205 price hike.
Read the collection of comments from social media in response to The Light’s coverage of the future of courses at UMD’s College of Visual and Performing Arts
In the ’60s I attended BU School of Fine Arts. Back then they had painting, sculpture, design, and art education as their major courses. My parents thought I should go […]
“CVPA is trying to respond to the new times — which includes providing spaces and tools for students to perfect their craft.”
Specific majors and departments at area universities are seeing enrollment drop in liberal arts courses as interest shifts to fields that have a more reliable track to the workforce.
Talk to anyone who has been involved in the renewal of downtown New Bedford over the last 20 years and they will tell you the arrival of UMass Dartmouth artists has been an integral part of the city’s revival.