The five seniors awarded the Herchel Smith Fellowship are Roxanne Corbeil, Mary Kate Guma, Erin Hanson, Elizabeth Hibbard, and Zachary Ottati. Drew Fishman was awarded the Donovan-Moody Fellowship. click for more
Grace Ellrodt of Lenox, a junior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, recently presented the results of her environmental studies capstone project titled "Insulating Window Insert Interventions in Energy Injustice: Incentives, Barriers, & Strategies."
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City Council President John Krol is pushing for the consolidation of the city's two high schools to be a top talking point in the upcoming election.
Krol, who has said he is not seeking re-election, is pushing for the School Building Needs Commission to began looking at what to do with the... click for more
Velez's nomination went on to explain how she has more than 25 years of experience working with cross-cultural initiatives. At Berkshire Community College, she has assumed a leadership role in fostering a welcoming and engaging campus for students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds... click for more
Mitchell is the second professor from Williams to win the highly competitive fellowship, which provides "potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects." click for more
All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational, vocational programs offered by public school districts. click for more
Macksey was one of three finalists for the position who were interviewed on Thursday evening. Nine members of the School Committee representing the union's five towns spent nearly 2 1/2 hours interviewing the three candidates and debating their choice, finally voting 7-2 to offer the post to Macksey.
The voters will have the ultimate say, in the first of what could be a two-stage vote in the member towns. A positive vote on Saturday will commit the district to the new Wahconah, with an estimated local price tag of about $42 million, after the Massachusetts School Building Authority determines its ultimate level of participation.
Mandel joins 40 other students selected as Watson Fellows who hail from six countries and 18 states. Selected from private liberal arts colleges and universities, Watson Fellows will travel the world exploring a diverse range of topics and disciplines.
In addition, Richard Alcombright, mayor of North Adams for four terms, will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree; and Shirley Edgerton, director of Youth Alive Inc., and cultural proficiency coach for Pittsfield Public Schools, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
By a unanimous vote, the five committee members present at the special meeting approved a calendar that has the students returning on Sept. 3 with a last day of school — barring any snow days — of Tuesday, June 16.
Berkshire Community College is restructuring its workforce development arm.
The college is currently looking for a new dean who will be in charge of bringing the community education and workforce development programming under the oversight of traditional academic programming. The rest of the staff, minus an administrative assistant, will be let go at the start of the fiscal year and the new dean will determine how the non-credit course work will be administered in the future.
The students possess a remarkable range of perspectives and interests, both academic and co-curricular, that are as varied as their bios. The admitted class includes talented visual and performing artists, athletes, student government representatives, entrepreneurs, volunteers, and community leaders and activists.