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Alumni/ae News

Sara Lennox and STPEC in the News!
Featured in Around the Pond in the Spring 2012 UMass Magazine!

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STPEC alums in the news!
Sarah Foudy '96

Wins Emmy for Documentary Work

Peter Thomson ’85

Environment Editor for The World, a daily public radio news program produced at WGBH, Boston.

A special congratulations to

Peter Thomson,
who has been named as an Eleanor Bateman Scholar in Residence



STPEC Receives $60,000 Grant for Internships

May 20, 2008

The Samuel Rubin Foundation has granted $60,000 to the Social Thought and Political Economy Program (STPEC) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to support undergraduate internships focused on peace and social justice. To graduate, all STPEC majors must complete a three-credit internship. Internships provide invaluable experience that deepens their learning and prepares them for the post-graduation stage of their lives. However, the limited budgets of social justice organizations mean that internships seldom are paid. Read more...