PHENOMenal News – Spring-Summer 2011

News – Spring-Summer 2011

Vol 3 Issue 2

PHENOM Testifies at the State House

Tax reform and student financial aid, two of PHENOM’s top legislative priorities, had hearings at the State House in May. On May 5, PHENOM brought more than 50 people from across the state to show support for “An Act to Invest in Our Communities,” which would generate an additional $1.3 billion per year in revenue for the state.

Interview with Senator Stan Rosenberg

Senator Stan Rosenberg is co-chair (with Rep. Sean Garballey) of the Legislature’s new Public Higher Education Caucus. We caught up with Sen. Rosenberg in the midst of a busy budget week in the Senate to ask him about the Caucus.

PHENOM Members help start national campaign for higher education

By Heike Schotten, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UMass Boston, PHENOM Board

The campaign principles and the national launch video can be found at

A PHENOM Director Profile: Donald Coverdale

PHENOMENAL NEWS interviewed Donald Coverdale, a retired high school counselor, who joined PHENOM’s Board of Directors in late 2010.

The Big Picture- and a book to help us understand it

A new, easy-to-read, short book, ‘The Future of Higher Education’ was written by PHENOM members Dan Clawson and Max Page, both faculty members at UMass Amherst.