Boston, March 23, 2017 – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.
By Gracia Lei, bostonese.com
On the evening of February 26, 2017, The Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England celebrated a belated Chinese New Year with a banquet at the Empire Garden Restaurant of Chinatown.
Members，Guests and lion dancers pose for a picture (photos and videos by Gracia Lei).
Beijibg, March 3, 2017, — Five years ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article discussing the reluctance of young Chinese people to start new businesses.
Boston, Feb. 14, 2017 – Two New Hampshire women have been arrested and arraigned in connection with trafficking women for commercial sex in Massachusetts communities through an online “escort” service, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
A massage parlor in Western Mass. was shut down in Dec. 2016 for allegedly trafficking women for sex.
Feb. 13, 2017, — Less than a month on the job, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned amid allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions with a Russian official, and later allegedly misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about the conversations. Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador in December 2016.
Flynn during a TV interview (file photo).
Photos by Fenfang Mei and Judy Wong
Boston, Feb. 8, 2017, — About a million fans showed up for the Superbowl Victory Parade in downtown Boston yesterday. Fans cheered loudly as flows of Patriots coaches and players passed by on duck boats. Tom Brady, the MVP of Superbowl LI, thanked fans for their support. “We want six. We want six.” fans cheered loudly.
By Confucius Institute at Tufts University
Boston, Jan. 30, 2017, The opening ceremony and the first workshop of the K-12 CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) Leadership Institute was held on Jan 14, 2017 at Tufts University. The workshop, which will meet once a month for six months, was designed to provide advanced training to senior Chinese language teachers. The organizers expect that this will allow these already exceptional teachers to both better instruct their students, and become leaders in the rapidly growing field of Chinese language education.
Dr. Mingquan Wang, Director of Confucius institute at Tufts University (CITU), and Dr. Yu-Lan Lin, former Executive Director of Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Primary Schools, explained how China’s re-emergence as a global leader has led to a surge in students studying Chinese across America. Chinese has become such an invaluable skill that even families without any ties to China are advocating for increased Chinese language education. Today more than ever, New England needs high quality Chinese language education, and CITU is best equipped to provide it.
Opening Address by Dr. Mingquan Wang
Boston, Jan. 27, 2017, — Today is the last day of Year of Monkey on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Lunar New Year of Rooster starts tomorrow, and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has issued a stamp for this occasion.
By Chinatown Community Land Trust
Parcel 12 by the Double Tree Hotel and Parcel R1 on Tyler Street
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.
The Fourth Wuhan University International Forum for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering Sincerely Invites Prominent Young Talents
Featured Forum：April 14-16, 2017
Forum Season：December 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Organizer: Wuhan University
Cambridge, Mass., January 2, 2017 – Chinese-American Biomedical Association (CABA), a 501(C)(3) non-profit professional organization based in Massachusetts since 2007, today announced the launch of its first chapter outside Massachusetts. The first chapter, named CABA-Texas (or CABA-TX), will be based in Houston, Texas.
(from left)Susan Qu, Shiwen Lin and Eric Shi at 2016 CABA annual meeting (file photo).
Beijing, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China’s top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) presents award certificates to physicist Zhao Zhongxian (R) and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, who won China’s top science award, at an annual ceremony held to honor distinguished scientists and research achievements in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
Chicago, Jan. 6, 2017, — Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM)’s predecessor the Second Automotive Works of China was established in 1969. DFM is now one of the largest mainstay SEOs in the PRC. DFM is hold job fairs in San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit this month.
Education Week’s Annual Quality Counts Report Also Names Commonwealth First in K-12 Achievement and First on the Publication’s Chance for Success Index
Boston, Jan. 4, 2017, — Today, the national publication Education Week released the 21st edition of its annual Quality Counts report on state education systems and for the third year in a row listed Massachusetts first in the nation in overall quality. The Commonwealth was also top in the nation on two of the indices that went into the overall ranking: K-12 achievement and the publication’s Chance for Success Index, which considers outcomes from early childhood through adulthood.
Mass. ESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester (file photo).
Kimberly Benard | Office of Distinguished Fellowships, MIT
December 2, 2016
From MIT News
Three undergraduate and one graduate student from MIT have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars. They are among the 129 members of the program’s class of 2018, who will pursue a year of study and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
MIT’s four students — Alix de Monts ’14, Lisa Ho, Anita Liu, and Melody Liu — will study public policy, economics and business, and international studies, and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society. Expenses for each scholar are fully funded by the program, which is housed at Tsinghua University.
Clockwise from top left: Alix de Monts ’14, senior Anita Liu, senior Melody Liu, and senior Lisa Ho have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars (photo credit: MIT News).