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Local Students Graduate From College-Sponsored Summer Academy

The Summer Academy program, first instituted in 2016, has been designed to give motivated young adults a headstart into college by providing them with two free college courses; Statistics 101 and English 101, both of which award three college credits upon completion.

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Leadership Academy Offers Revitalization Ideas for North Adams

This past Friday saw a singular bump in attendance as members of the Berkshire Leadership Academy saw an opportunity to share data and impressions they've collected on the city over the past two weeks. Some of the 67 participants of the program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts mingled with residents, business and community leaders as the gathering spilled onto Eagle Street and the sidewalk.

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MCLA Welcomes New Leadership

MCLA President James F. Birge said he is thrilled that MacDonald-Dennis, Puc, Williams and Ziomek will fill these important leadership positions on campus.

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MCLA Announces Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards

This award, presented by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the region’s exceptional teachers.

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MCLA Graduates Told to Find a Career that Captures Heart, Mind

Stephanie Wilson, a member of a select group of humans who have rocketed into space, told the graduating class of 2018 at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that she hoped that her generation has done its job correctly serving as mentors to their generation.

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BCC, MCLA Agreement Creates Pathway to Physical Therapy Doctorate

Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts signed an articulation agreement on Thursday that opens the opportunity for a four-year degree in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physical therapy to BCC graduates.

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MCLA Announces Dennis Scholarship Winner

A psychology major with a minor in applied behavior analysis, Sarno is a two-time URC participant.

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MCLA Names Winner of Innovation Challenge

The challenge aims to match entrepreneurial students with resources and networking opportunities that will help them to make their ideas a reality.

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MCLA Presents 'Into the Woods'

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on April 21, 21, 27 and 28, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 29, in Venable Theater on the MCLA campus. A talkback will take place after the 8 p.m. show on Saturday, April 28.

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MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts Students, Honors Alumna

The new members of Delta Mu Delta are seniors Oscar Castro, Kolumbia Cook, Taylar Jackson, Khalil Kareh, Stephen LaForest, Yueqi Li, Kate T. Reardon, Adam Trent Sams and Christopher S. Tetlow and junior Molly Elizabeth Murphy.

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Q&A: Former FBI Agent Clint Watts on Social Media Manipulation

NBC News contributor and former FBI agent Clint Watts spoke at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' spring public policy lecture last week about the attacks and implications from the Russian propaganda campaign.

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Berkshire County Sixth-Graders 'Go to College'

On Wednesday, students from Williamstown Elementary, Hoosac Valley and Undermountain Elementary visited Berkshire Community College, rotated through three sessions and enjoyed a free pizza lunch.

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Berkshire County Resident Awarded Hart Scholarship

A resident of Berkshire County for the past 16 years, White is a transfer student from Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. She is completing her undergraduate degree in biology at MCLA. Within her biology major, White is particularly interested in genetic recombination.

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MCLA President Appointed to Two Local Boards of Directors

His participation on these two boards augments the college's outreach to the greater community as MCLA continues to maintain and expand vital connections throughout the Berkshires.

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New Member Joins MCLA Board of Trustees

Burdick joined General Dynamics in Pittsfield in 1995, when she began work at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. In 2002, Burdick became the marketing and public relations manager for General Dynamics Mission Systems, before she assumed the position of senior manager of marketing and public relations for the company in 2014.

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Regional Science Fair Draws More Than 60 Budding Scientists

High school students from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties gathered in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts gymnasium Friday to vie for a spot in the state science fair and heard from keynote speaker Jeffrey Thomas, founder and executive director of Lever, a startup incubator.

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MCLA Rolls Out New Career Development Platform

The Career Trail Online includes professional development training and assistance; a place to post resumes and search for jobs, as well as a place for employers to search for recent graduates; allows students to make career counseling appointments at CSSE; and provides ways for students to connect directly with MCLA alumni or an employer who is willing to be a mentor.

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New Trustee Joins MCLA Board

"As managing partner of the Keator Group, Frederick has been recognized by numerous organizations as one of America's top independent financial advisors and will bring a wealth of knowledge to MCLA," Birge said. "Over the years, the Keator family has been a great supporter of the College and I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance the work of MCLA."

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MCLA Adds New Minor in Entrepreneurship

The minor is closely tied to MCLA's design thinking curriculum. Design thinking, a new process for problem-solving that uses methods from traditional science and the humanities, will be part of the new "Principles of Entrepreneurship" course, according to Zachary Feury, project coordinator of the Feigenbaum Leads Initiative at MCLA.

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Berkshires Beat: MCLA Recognized for 'Outstanding Energy and Environmental Efforts'

Over the past decade, MCLA's clean energy and sustainability initiatives resulted in a 19 percent reduction in campus greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of removing 232 cars from the road – despite a 14 percent growth in campus square footage.

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MCLA Announces New Performing Arts Programs

Also in FPA, students may access minors in dance and music production. Already, a number of students who focus on theater and arts management have added the dance minor, according to Laura Standley, associate professor of theater.

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MCLA Recognizes Adams Scholarship Recipients

Birge took a moment to welcome the students to MCLA and tout the school as a possible option for the honored students. He rolled out some new programs and lauded the school's efforts to be an affordable liberal arts college that integrates service with academic study.

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MCLA Students Seeking Community Input on Concussion Survey

The survey was developed using SurveyMonkey and the students say "input will help us understand how this issue may impact the future of participation in youth sports."

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Q&A: Journalist, CNN Analyst Toobin Talks About the Current News Engagement

The last 10 months have been exhausting and invigorating for political and legal journalists, says CNN political analyst and legal writer Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin was the speaker at last week's annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture series at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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MCLA to Hold Fall Preview Days, Open House Events

According to Gina Puc, MCLA’s director of admission, Open Houses and Preview Days are convenient ways for prospective students to see the campus for the first time and to learn more about MCLA’s academic programs and campus life.

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