The University of Massachusetts Boston is a public research university in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the third-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. Students are from Massachusetts but some are from other parts of the U. S. or different countries. The University of Massachusetts system dates back to the founding of Massachusetts Agricultural College under the Morrill Land-Grant Acts in 1863. However, prior to the founding of UMass Boston, the Amherst campus was the only public, comprehensive university in the state; as late as the 1950s, Massachusetts ranked at or near the bottom in public funding per capita for higher education, proposals to expand the University of Massachusetts into Boston was opposed both by faculty and administrators at the Amherst campus and by the private colleges and universities in Boston. In 1962, the Massachusetts General Court expanded the University of Massachusetts system for the first time to Worcester, Massachusetts with the creation of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
In 1963, UMass President John W. Lederle informed the General Court that more than 1,200 graduates of Boston area high schools qualified to attend the University of Massachusetts were denied admission to the Amherst campus due to lack of space, despite opposition from the Amherst campus, endorsed expanding the UMass system with a commuter campus in Boston. At the time, there were 12,000 freshman applications to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with only 2,600 slots, yet the majority of the applicants lived in the Greater Boston area. In 1964, Massachusetts Senate President Maurice A. Donahue and State Senator George Kenneally introduced a bill to establish a Boston campus for the UMass system, with Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert H. Quinn co-sponsoring the House bill, the Massachusetts AFL–CIO endorsing the legislation; the bill was opposed by several private colleges and universities in the Boston area, including Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College, as well as from Boston State College, the only public institution of higher education in the city.
However, the Huntington Avenue building of Boston State College could not be expanded to accommodate a 15,000-student campus, the local news media and public opinion favored creating the new Boston campus for the UMass system. On June 16, 1964, with a $200,000 appropriation, the legislation establishing the University of Massachusetts Boston was passed by the Massachusetts General Court and signed into law two days by Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody. UMass President John W. Lederle began recruiting freshmen students and administrative staff for the fall semester of 1965, appointed his assistant at the Amherst campus, John W. Ryan, as UMass Boston's first chancellor. Ryan recruited tenured faculty members from the Amherst campus to relocate and form the UMass Boston faculty, appointed Amherst's history professor Paul Gagnon and Amherst's provost and biology professor Arthur Gentile to hire the humanities and natural science faculty members respectively. One faculty member that made the move was historian Robert M. Berdahl.
Gagnon, with the assistance of Harvard University sociologist David Riesman recruited junior faculty members through recommendations of graduate students by the department chairs of Ivy League and other prestigious private universities in the Boston area. Serving as the new university's first provost, Gagnon became the most important faculty member in defining the curriculum and academic focus of the university, saying in June 1965 that "The first aim of the University of Massachusetts at Boston must be to build a university in the ancient tradition of Western civilization... Along with creating a university in the great Western tradition, we must make it public and urban in all that these words imply in 1965."Gagnon would be the principal architect of the university's attempt to create a Great Books program called the "Coordinated Freshman Year English-History Program", which prompted criticism and opposition from younger faculty members in the English and History Departments, from faculty in the social and natural sciences, students, that led to its requirements being diluted and the program dismantled by the end of the 1960s.
Freshman classes started for 1,240 undergraduate students in September 1965 at a renovated building located at 100 Arlington Street in the Park Square area of Downtown Boston the headquarters of the Boston Gas Company. The entire entering class were residents of Massachusetts, with the great majority living in the Greater Boston area and one-fourth living in the city of Boston itself. By the fall of 1968, the number of applications to UMass Boston for the fall semester had risen from 2,500 for fall 1965 to 5,700, total enrollment had risen to 3,600. In the late 1960s, UMass Boston students on average were 23 years old white and male, working part- or full-time, either married or living with others in an apartment. U
"Back & Forth" is the debut single performed by American singer Aaliyah for her debut studio album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The song was written and produced by R&B singer R. Kelly, lyrically the song is about a teenager's excitement for partying on the weekend with friends. "Back and Forth" has been described as being a Dance cross over song with R&B influences. Vocally on the song she sings in a subtle "Laid Back" way. Blackground and Jive released the song as the album's lead single on April 8, 1994. Upon its release the song was met with positive reviews with many critics praising the song's lyrical content and Aaliyah's vocal delivery on the record. Commercially "Back & Forth" performed well peaking at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending on July 2, 1994; the song was just as successful on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart where it ended R. Kelly's 13 week reign at number 1 when it topped the charts on the week ending on May 21, 1994; the song would spent a total of 3 weeks at number 1 on the chart.
The song topped the Rhythmic top 40 charts on the week ending on July 9, 1994. On June 9, 1994 the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Towards the end of 1994 Billboard reported. Internationally "Back & Forth" performed moderately well peaking within the top 20 at number 16 on the UK's official chart. In the UK the song peaked within the top 20 at number 16 on the Official Dance Chart. Elsewhere in Europe the song peaked within the top 40 at number 38 in the Netherlands; the song's accompanying music video was directed by Millicent Shelton in Aaliyah's hometown of Detroit. The actual video location was at Aaliyah's high school and on the day of the video shoot many local teens were recruited to be in multiple scenes of the video. "Back & Forth" has been described as an urban Dance cross-over song with R&B influences. On the song Aaliyah sings with a "subtle, laid-back vocal" while she talks about partying on the weekend with her friends. According to billboard "It doesn't matter that Aaliyah is 15.
It’s the freakin' weekend, baby, so she's picking up her ladies—presumably in her jeep—and hitting the local party spot". When asked about the lyrical direction of Back & Forth Aaliyah stated “It’s not a song about love or whatever. I have songs about love, that song is about dancing; this album is about teens and what they go through.” Entertainment Weekly described the song as a "steamy invitation to dance all night" with Aaliyah requesting to ”let the funky melody put you in the mood”. In his review of the song, Larry Flick from Billboard felt that this song was on the course to being a pop and urban smash and he praised Aaliyah's vocal styling by saying,"It is worth noting that this newcomer has the vocal charm and range to warm the hearts of punters on her own", he complemented Aaliyah's approach to being perceived as hard and sexy in comparison to her peers who struggle to be seen as hard and sexy. James Hunter from Vibe described Aaliyah as Lithe, substantial and peaceful, he felt that Back and Forth was a "leading candidate for the years best single" and that Aaliyah has "one of those who's that?
Voices". Elena Bergeron from Complex felt that Back and Forth was the perfect example with why Aaliyah could play coy with the media regarding her age. Bergeron praised Aaliyah voice saying "Instead of over-emoting like a child singer, Aaliyah's confident in singing about something basic—it's just a song about partying on a Friday night-and that takes an adult's restraint". According to Georgette Cline from The Boombox "Moving away from the R&B that speaks of heartbreak and betrayal, Aaliyah's vocals shined on the lead single from her debut LP,'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number,' as she sang of hitting the dancefloor and getting lost in the DJ's tunes". In a review for Aaliyah's debut album "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" Tonya Pendleton from The Washington Post praised Aaliyah vocals on the song saying, "Aaliyah’s silken voice caresses the beat, which swings rhythmically through “Back and Forth,” one of this summer's street anthems". Quentin B. Huff from PopMatters felt that the song was "Simple, but effective, Aaliyah's layered vocals warm the track like a soothing blanket.
\"Back & Forth" integrates seamlessly into any up-tempo dance playlist". In October 1994 the song was nominated for Best New R&B/Urban Artist Clip Of The Year at the Billboard Music Video Awards. Meanwhile in July 1995 Aaliyah was nominated for Best R&B/Soul New Artist for "Back & Forth" at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. "Back & Forth" was released as the album's lead single on April 8, 1994, it reached its peak at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart three months after it was released on July 2, 1994. On May 21, 1994 the song reached its peak at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. During its chart run "Back & Forth" ended R. Kelly's 13 week position at number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Elsewhere on the billboard charts, "Back & Forth" peaked at number 1 on the billboard rhythmic charts on July 9, 1994. Meanwhile, on the Mainstream top 40 chart the song peaked within the top 20 at number 16 on July 30, 1994. On June 9, 1994 two months after the song was released it was certified Gold by the RIAA with sales of 700,000 copies sold.
Internationally "Back & Forth" experienced moderate success within the UK peaking within the top 20 at number 16 on the UK official charts. On July 10, 1994 the song peaked within the top 20 at number 16 On the official UK Dance singles Chart. According to the Official Charts Company "Back & Forth" is Aaliyah's fifth best sel
Faust is a hamlet in northern Alberta within Big Lakes County, located 1 kilometre north of Highway 2 241 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. The community has the name of a railroad officer; as a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Faust recorded a population of 261 living in 117 of its 152 total private dwellings, a change of -5.1% from its 2011 population of 275. With a land area of 4.59 km2, it had a population density of 56.9/km2 in 2016. As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Faust had a population of 275 living in 115 of its 157 total dwellings, a -13.2% change from its 2006 population of 317. With a land area of 4.77 km2, it had a population density of 57.65/km2 in 2011. List of communities in Alberta List of designated places in Alberta List of hamlets in Alberta
Emily Margesson Buchanan is a British journalist who has worked for the BBC, in both radio and television. Born in Hammersmith, West London, Buchanan is the daughter of George Buchanan, a novelist and poet from Northern Ireland, the Hon. Janet Margesson, whose father was David Margesson, 1st Viscount Margesson, a Conservative cabinet minister in the 1930s, her mother, a manic depressive, committed suicide. She was educated at the St. Paul's Girls' School, an independent school in Hammersmith. and read History and Spanish at the University of Sussex. After graduation, Buchanan studied for an MA in Radio Journalism from the City University London, which she received in 1982. Buchanan began her career at the BBC in Bush House the base of the BBC World Service, where her first interview was with Desmond Tutu, a few years joined BBC Radio 4 to produce Stop Press, "a programme which went behind the scenes of the journalism trade". After a period producing The Week in Westminster, she joined BBC Television and worked for BBC 2's Assignment programme.
During 1992, while working in Zimbabwe, Buchanan survived an accident. Her Assignment programmes won awards. "Let Her Die", a report about infanticide in India, won the Golden Nymph at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, "The Disposables", about the killing of the poor and criminals in Colombia, was nominated for an Amnesty International UK Media Award and One World Media nominated a programme about the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which predominantly lends money to women. "The Baby Trade" for Assignment, was about unscrupulous practices relating to international adoption in Paraguay. In "Seeds of Hate", for Radio 4, in November 2000, Buchanan spoke to some of the Muslim women who were raped during the Bosnian War. Towards the end of 1994 she was appointed the corporation's BBC's Developing World Correspondent. Subsequently, she became the Religious Affairs Correspondent for three years, from around 1998 to 2001, is now the BBC's World Affairs Correspondent, she has presented the BBC Radio 4 programme Sunday.
After experiencing three miscarriages, Buchanan with her husband Gerald Slocock, explored the possibility of adopting children as their only means of having a family. As the couple wanted to adopt babies, abandoned children from other parts of the world emerged as their only option. In her book From China with Love: A Long Road to Motherhood, she outlines the difficulties of the adoption service and discusses the issues relating to the adoption of children from an different culture, she deals with. The couple now have two Chinese-born daughters, the first adopted at the beginning of the century, the second three years later. In her book, the extreme prejudice against baby girls, to a large degree a result of China's One-child policy, is outlined. Buchanan commented at the time her book came out that:"There is an inverted racism in the social services, a preference for children to match the race of their parents We're all supposed to be multi-cultural, all mixing in some great melting pot - but not in families.
It doesn't feel right, it doesn't look right. It looks odd. Part of why I wanted to write the book is to say; this is the way the world works now." Emily Buchanan on IMDb "Family + Relationships archive", Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4,!7–19 September 2001. Item in 3 parts on Emily Buchanan's experience of adoption Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Harvey St Clair is a Scottish footballer playing as a forward for Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock, on loan from Serie B side Venezia. St Clair joined Chelsea as an 8-year-old, played for their under-18 team when he was 15. After 12 years at the club, he turned down a new contract and instead signed for four years at Serie B side Venezia in June 2018. On 23 August 2018, St Clair made his senior debut for Venezia in the Coppa Italia, starting in the 1–0 home loss to Serie C side Südtirol. After injury ruled him out of the opening weeks of the season, St Clair made his Serie B debut on 30 October as an 88th-minute substitute for Francesco Di Mariano in a 1–0 away win over Cremonese, he made his first Serie B start on Saturday 30 March in a 1-1 draw away to Salernitana. On 2 September 2019, St Clair signed for Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock on a season-long loan. Born and raised in London, St Clair qualified for Scotland through his mother, coming from Edinburgh, he made his debut for the under-17 team in their European qualifier against the Faroe Islands.
This was at Eamonn Deacy Park in Galway, Ireland on 22 September 2014 and scored in a 4–0 win before a crowd of 25 people in a'tornado'. In March 2018, he was first called up to the under-21 team. In June that year at the 2018 Toulon Tournament the Scots came fourth, with St Clair winning a penalty in the third-place match against Turkey, saved by Altay Bayındır; as of 2 November 2019Notes Harvey St Clair at Scottish Football Association Harvey St Clair at Soccerway Harvey St Clair at Soccerbase
Rodney Simon Berman OBE is a Liberal Democrat politician a councillor for the Penylan ward of Cardiff. He was a councillor for Plasnewydd ward, was leader of Cardiff Council between 2004 and 2012. Born and raised in Glasgow, Berman studied at the University of Glasgow where he helped run Glasgow University Liberal Democrats, before moving to Wales to study towards a PhD. Berman stood for election to Parliament as Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth in 2001, Rhondda in 1997, coming third on each occasion, his agent for the Rhondda seat was Professor Russell Deacon. Berman was the last Liberal Democrat to secure their electoral deposit there until the general election of 2010. In 2006, Berman was the first winner of the Local Politician of the Year award; the local elections of 2008 saw the Liberal Democrats under Berman's leadership increase their representation, winning new seats in the east and south of the city. Under Berman's leadership, the Liberal Democrats gained their largest representation in Cardiff for over a century.
In the 2012 council elections, the Liberal Democrats lost control of Cardiff Council to Welsh Labour, Berman lost his seat after two recounts. Berman was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to local government and the community in Cardiff, he returned as a councillor in 2017 for the Penylan Ward. Berman is gay. In August 2006, he entered into a Civil Partnership with his partner, former ITV News journalist Nick Speed. Balsom, Denis; the Wales Yearbook 2007. Francis Balsom Associates Limited. 2006 ISBN 1-901862-65-8 "It's just not cricket" - The Western Mail "‘Cardiff residents should get to vote for a mayor’" - Wales Online "Directly-elected mayor would have too much power, says Rodney Berman" - Wales Online "Cardiff council hits back at rubbish collection complaints" - Wales Online "Concern over city school shake-up" - BBC News "Cardiff'behind' in culture city race" - BBC News "Council to reveal school closures" - BBC News