The quality of education students receive at UMass Boston can be measured in many ways, but one of the things I find most fascinating is how connected our faculty are and how that plays out in the classroom. I mentioned a few weeks ago that we had Elizabeth Warren on campus to deliver the keynote address at our annual Convocation.
This week I learned that Professor Maurice Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Political Science has invited Jennifer Nassour, the chairwoman of the Republican State Committee, to speak to his Massachusetts Politics class. After the class discussion, students will also have an opportunity to have lunch with her. This is not the first speaker Professor Cunningham has brought into his class this semester. A few weeks ago the class was fortunate enough to hear from former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis.
I cannot think of a better way for political science students to learn about Massachusetts politics than from speakers of this caliber.