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  • March 25, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    Later today, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees will announce the search committee that will find a new university president, to replace Jack Wilson. Wilson announced earlier this month that he will leave the position at the end of his current term, in June 2011 -- needless to say, the Patrick administration intends to complete the process of selecting his successor before the end of this year, just in case there's another governor in place come January.

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  • January 22, 2010
    By David S. Bernstein

    Lots of questions already piling up for Ask Me Anything Day! "DC Observer" asks:

    Who are the early Democratic frontrunners to challenge Brown in 2012? Do you see a member of the Cong. Delegation? A former member like Meehan? Someone from state politics? Private sector?

    I think that Meehan is very likely. A congressman would have to give up his seat to run, which seems unlikely unless the GOP really does take over the majority in the House (and looks likely to keep it after 2012), although a couple would be sorely tempted.

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