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Passepartout wandered for several hours in the midst of this motley crowd, looking in at the windows of the rich and curious shops, the jewellery establishments glittering with quaint Japanese ornaments, the restaurants decked with streamers and banners, the tea-houses, where the odorous beverage was being drunk with saki, a liquor concocted from the fermentation of rice, and the comfortable smoking-houses, where they were puffing, not opium, which is almost unknown in Japan, but a very fine, stringy tobacco.
We miss the campus, because we developed wonderful relationships when we were there, but we're so excited to be going back to celebrate with the Motleys, because it is going to be a very important moment for them, it's an important moment for the university, it's an important moment for Boston.
Wilson declined to appoint Motley as chancellor of UMass Boston after he had been serving in an interim role for two years.
Menino heard Motley was being passed over for the permanent UMass Boston post, he turned his back on his alma mater in protest, refusing to attend an awards breakfast at which he was slated to be honored.
Through it all, Motley remained dignified, calling for calm, and ended up accepting an offer from Wilson to be vice president for business and public affairs for the entire UMass system.
Keith Motley and Michael Collins were both very gracious in a politically difficult situation," says Dr.
Motley says the irony was that "Mike and I became closer than close because of that whole experience.
Though Collins says he did not know Motley before he was named UMass Boston chancellor, they had a heart-to-heart at the announcement ceremony and eventually became good friends.
During his two years as UMass system vice president, Motley says he went from managing a $300 million budget at UMass Boston to a $2.
Then, remarkably, as part of a major UMass system administrative shakeup this year, Wilson asked Motley to come back to UMass Boston as chancellor as of July 1 and moved Collins to the Worcester medical campus to serve as interim chancellor and senior vice president for health sciences for the UMass system.
Keith Motley is a proven leader who is committed to making UMass Boston one of the finest urban public universities in the nation.
Motley says that all of his life he has had the opportunity to lead.