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MCLA to Distribute State, Federal Funding Directly to Students

MassGrant Plus funding is allocated according to the percentage of enrolled students eligible for federal Pell grants, and is available for full-time or part-time students who need assistance paying for tuition and fees.

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MCLA Announces Hardman Journalist in Residence

Bob Davis is a senior editor who covers economic issues out of Washington D.C., and focuses on the trade and economic struggle between the United States and China. He is co-author of a book about the fight, "Superpower Showdown."

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Live Theatre Returns for MCLA

These four productions feature guest directors, student directors, and experimental productions that give students agency in the writing and production process.

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MCLA Celebrates STEM Week with Virtual Programming

A complement to the statewide STEM Week initiative, Berkshire County STEM Week's theme is "See Yourself in STEM." Free and open to the public, the week will feature a series of unique virtual panels, workshops, speakers, tours and information about opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math in the Berkshires and beyond.

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MCLA to Hold In-Person and Virtual Admission Events

Prospective students and their families are welcome to register for open houses, Saturday tours, and virtual events that offer information and perspective about academics, student life, financial aid, scholarships, and more.

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Poet to Speak at MCLA Lavender Voices Lecture

A remote viewing option is also available. Both options are free and open to the public. This lecture is also the closing event of MCLA's annual Day of Dialogue, a campus-wide day of workshops and discussions that focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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MCLA Arts and Culture Welcomes 2021-22 Artists in Residence

The MCLA Artist Laboratory Residency, now in its second year, will host Ross for the Fall 2021 semester and Donnett for the Spring 2022 semester. Each of these artists were selected based on their practice, their contribution to the art world, and the way in which their career reflects the diversity of thought, talent and triumph that exists among artists striving to contribute to, and consequently expand, what is considered the art history canon.

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Author, Correspondent to Speak at MCLA Annual Public Policy Lecture Event

She'll speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the College's Church Street Center Auditorium. A remote viewing option will also be available, and both options are free and open to the public.

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MCLA-Pittsfield to Feature Ian Mosher as October Artist of the Month

Mosher's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, during the city's First Fridays Artswalk, sponsored by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.

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MCLA Presents 'Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance'

his chamber music production showcases work conceived and performed by The Core Ensemble: Ju-Young Lee, Mikael Darmani, and Michael Parola, featuring actor Draclyn Blount. It celebrates African American poets: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of painter and muralist Aaron Douglas.

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MCLA Presents Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas

Vivek Shandas is a professor of climate adaptation and the founding director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab at Portland State University. Professor Shandas specializes in developing strategies to reduce exposure of historically marginalized communities to climate-induced extreme events.

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MCLA Plans Sept. 17 Constitution Day Lecture

Paul M. Collins, Jr., professor of legal studies and political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will give a talk titled "Is This the Most Conservative Supreme Court in the Modern Era?"

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MCLA Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

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MCLA Climbs U.S. News College Rankings

MCLA has appeared on U.S. News' list of Top Public Colleges for nine of the past 11 years. The College has also appeared on its list of National Liberal Arts Colleges for Social Mobility since the organization adopted this ranking in 2019.

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Update: MCLA Campus Police Arrest Student After Active Shooter Threat Alert Issued

A few hours later the shelter in place notice was lifted. Campus police reported that there was no active threat on campus.

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MCLA to Feature Sgt. Justin Biasin as Artist of the Month

Biasin's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, during the city's First Fridays Artswalk.

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MCLA Announces First Recipients of the Henry B. and Mary D. Holt Scholarship

A total amount of $4,000 will be distributed through multiple awards for the Fall 2021 semester. Scholarships are limited to current and active MCLA students who are in good standing and first-generation students (excluding first-year students) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the arts or humanities.

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MCLA Welcomes Three New Vice Presidents

The three new vice presidents were hired after a search process that included multiple interviews and open meetings for campus community members including students, faculty, and staff.

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MCLA Professor Receives Irene Buck Award

The award was named to honor Irene Buck, President of the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education for many years, who was the first recipient in 1998.

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MCLA To Hold In-Person Convocation

Students and guests at Convocation will follow current COVID-19 public health protocols as outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, including mask-wearing and social distancing.

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Audit Calls on MCLA to Improve Inventory Tracking and Procurement Oversight

The audit also showed MCLA was not properly overseeing procurement cards which are used for incidental purchases. A previous audit of MCLA from 2016 found similar issues related to inventory tracking and purchase policies.

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MCLA Offering College Classes to High School Students

The program, which provides full scholarships for high school students, lets participants select from ten college credit courses, from Public Health to Sociology and Culture, Ecology, History, Literature, and Music.

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MCLA Students to Benefit From $1.9M in American Rescue Funds

The funds are Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds that are part of the federal $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed in March.

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MCLA Accepting Applicants for Fall Degree Completion Program

MCLA's Degree Completion Program is best suited for those who have an associate's degree or some college credits. Each program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together.

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