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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“I enjoy getting to know the students, and I wanted a position that allowed me to be part of a senior leadership team to advance the mission of an institution that also was small enough to allow me to have an impact on individual students." — Cather
In addition to attending honors classes, Council members met with students, administrators, faculty and MCLA Honors Program co-directors Matthew Silliman and Susan Edgerton before passing along their recommendation for approval to the Commonwealth Honors