In addition, MCLA Executive Vice President Denise Richardello, a graduate of the college, and state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, will receive honorary doctor of public service degrees. MCLA will also recognize the late state Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi, D-North Adams, with a posthumous doctor of public service degree.
The project by Lamb, Geeg Wiles and Keifer Gammell, backed by a team of volunteers, was sold out at the limited 100 tickets allowed under the TED licensing. Initially planned for the Mohawk Theater as a way to reinvigorate redevelopment efforts of the dormant venue, the afternoon event had to be moved to B-10 because of liability issues.
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.
State Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, will be the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College's 56th Commencement Exercises to be held June 3 at Tanglewood in Lenox.
Downing was first elected in 2006 at the age of 24. During his decade of service, Downing, who recently announced that he will not seek a sixth term, has represented 52 communities of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District, the largest Senate district in the commonwealth.