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MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education Effort

Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.

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MCLA to Offer Violin Repair Workshops

The workshops will include “Introduction to Proper Violin Set-Up” June 6-10, “Tonal Improvements” June 13-17, “Fitting New Upper and Lower Block June 20-24, and “Crack Repair and Crack Reinforcements” June 27-July 1.

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United Way Funds MCLA Writing Camp Scholarships

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, June 6. The funding will pay for two scholarships for youth with limited financial means, who are residents of Northern Berkshire County.

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MCLA Hosts Youth Summer Camps, Sports Clinics

These programs include a creative writing camp, a science and robotics camp, an advanced robotics camp, volleyball and basketball sports clinics, and the “Young Hacks Academy,” a blend of computer programming problem solving and teamwork.

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MCLA Signs Agreement with WNEU School of Law

With this agreement, signed Tuesday by MCLA President James F. Birge, WNEU Provost Linda Jones and WNEU School of Law Dean Eric Gouvin, qualified undergraduates at MCLA may substitute the first year at the law school for their senior year at MCLA. As a result, they may earn their bachelor’s degree and juris doctor degree in six years instead of the typical seven.

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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show Submissions

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, “Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51.

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Letter: MCLA Campus Garden Gone Without Explanation

Spring is here. Sadly, the MCLA Campus Garden, formerly located next to Smith House, is gone. In late August of 2015, the vegetables and flowers were pulled out, the native perennial shrubs and ancient flowering cherry dug up, the bird bath and stone bench memorials removed, and the entire area planted with grass seed. What was once a diverse ecosystem is now just a lawn.

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Barrett, Gold Named to MCLA Board of Trustees

Former North Adams John Barrett III has been named as a trustee of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Gov. Charlie Baker approved Barrett's appointment and the reappointment of Susan Gold, who has served on the Board since 2010. Both will serve five-year terms.

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MCLA Picks Alumnus & Former Leader as Commencement Speaker

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 117th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

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Volunteers Needed for 23rd Annual MLK Day of Service

The program will include the presentation of this year's MLK Peacemaker Award to PopCares Inc., in recognition of the difference the nonprofit organization makes in the lives of more than 310 local families who are battling cancer.

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MCLA Welcomes New VP of Administration and Finance

Behan comes to campus with more than 20 years of executive-level administration, as well as finance, information technology and operational expertise at a variety of organizations in both the private sector and state government

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MCLA Trustees Select James Birge as 12th President

"I know no matter which candidate advances tonight, we will stand behind him as a board and a campus."

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MCLA Students Identify Qualities in College Presidential Candidates

"I think the biggest thing is the ability to compare each candidate." — Alexandra Kadell

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MCLA Offers New Option for Transfer Students From New York State

The New York Transfer Program provides guaranteed admission, as well as a reduced cost of attendance for students looking to enroll at MCLA.

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MCLA Narrows Presidential Search Field to Two Candidates

The trustees will next meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 to further discuss these candidates and to vote on whom to recommend to the Board of Higher Education as the next president of MCLA.

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MCLA Recognizes Adams Scholarship Awardees

"The beauty of a liberal arts education is that we're going to teach you a little bit of everything." — James Clemmer

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MCLA Activist Group Thanks Subway for Shifting to Antibiotic-Free Meat

"It's pretty awesome to know the actions we take can make for physical and tangible results towards positive change." — Christian Kennedy

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MCLA Welcomes Six New Assistant Professors

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has welcomed six new, full-time assistant professors to five departments on campus.

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MCLA Wind Ensemble Accepting Community Members

All local residents, from high school age and up, are welcome to join.

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MCLA Officials, Guests Open Renovated Bowman Hall

"I was frankly giddy when I walked into this building, I am so excited to be in this space." — Melanie Mowinski

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MCLA Welcomes 18 New Staff to Campus

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system

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MCLA Opens 'Year of Transition' With New Faces, New Leader Search

"The board makes the final decision on who becomes the president of MCLA and we promise to make the best choice possible." — Susan Gold

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MCLA Holds School Supply Drive to Benefit Local Students

Items needed include pencils and erasers, mechanical pencils, notebooks and journals, folders and binders, notebook paper, rulers, calculators, markers and crayons.

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MCLA's Bowman Hall To Open In September

"When you have a remodel you aren't moving the exterior walls and the ceilings so what can you do to make it look dramatically different?" — James Stakenas

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New Physics Professor Joins MCLA

Ward, who comes to the College from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where she was a teaching and research assistant, said she chose MCLA because she felt the campus is a place where she can focus on teaching and use research as an educational tool.

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