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Main Street in North Adams Filled With Art in the New Year

New work from local artists, one Mass MoCA artist in residence, two MCLA alumni and eight MCLA students has been placed in storefront windows along Main Street.

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Climate Change Expert: Keep Heat on Banks, Insurers

A leading expert on climate change Thursday told a packed house that while big oil is an enemy, it is not the only one.

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Nine MCLA Students Attend the 2019 COPLAC Conference at Keene State College

The students traveled to Keene State College on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, with MCLA professors Dr. Jenna Grace Sciuto, associate professor of English and chair of undergraduate research, and Dr. Anna Jaysane-Darr, assistant professor of anthropology and associate chair of undergraduate research.

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MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards

More than 60 alumni and friends of the college gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 alumni honorees, and remarks were given by MCLA President James F. Birge, MCLA Board of Trustees Chair Denise Marshall '81, and Alumni Association Board of Directors President Dan Summers II '07.

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MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Names New Director

As director, she will assume oversight of MCLA's public art spaces and programs, including MCLA's Gallery 51, its performing arts program, MCLA Presents!, and its four-month summer arts festival, DownStreet Art.

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MCLA Enters 125th Year With Calls for Collegiality

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hoping to enter an era of "good feelings" this semester, with a goal that the college community should treat each other better.

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Congressman Neal Stresses Free Speech at MCLA Commencement

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal urged the new graduates of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to not only hear, but to listen and not to be afraid of encountering alternative opinions.

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MCLA Picks Winners of Third Entrepreneurship Challenge

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students Nicholas Strezynski and Owen Fitzgerald came up with towel that includes a denim strop designed to extend the life of disposable razors.

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Congressman Neal to Speak at MCLA 120th Commencement

In addition, Richard Alcombright, mayor of North Adams for four terms, will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree; and Shirley Edgerton, director of Youth Alive Inc., and cultural proficiency coach for Pittsfield Public Schools, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

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North Adams Elementary Students Get College Experience

Although it was spring break and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Students were off last week, class was in session in Venable Hall.

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MCLA Expands Pittsfield Presence With New Location

Michael Steben earned an associates degree from BCC and then built a career as an IT person. He worked his way up in the industry and he got offered a leadership position, heading the IT Department for the city of Pittsfield. It didn't take him long to realize that he needed to learn more beyond just technology.

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MCLA Opens 125th Year With New Strategies, Initiatives

The college will celebrate its quasquicentennial in 2019 with a series of events, exhibitations, signage and celebrations. President Jamie Birge announced the anniversary along with other college news as the spring semester kickoff breakfast held in the Centennial Room on Tuesday morning.

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BCC, MCLA Align Community Health Programs

As the population ages, there is a burgeoning need for community health educators. Berkshire Community College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has recognized that need and on Tuesday signed an articulation agreement to start training those professionals.

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MassPIRG Pushing to Increase Voter Turnout at MCLA

While turnout was low in the last mid-terms in 2014, only 16 percent, MCLA students turned out in numbers of 47 percent and 55 percent in 2012 and 2016, respectively.

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MCLA, General Dynamics Demonstrate STEM Opportunities

Massachusetts' economy relies heavily on jobs in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. About 17 percent of all jobs in the commonwealth are related to STEM — a third higher than the national average.

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MCLA Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently welcomed 10 new, full-time faculty members, including nine assistant professors and one instructor, to eight departments on campus.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Featured Speaker at MCLA's Dukakis Lecture

Also speaking this fall will be Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, and Galen Nelson, senior director of innovation and industry support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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MCLA Opens Year With Plans to Enhance Programming, Raise Visibility

At the annual campus breakfast marking the start of the semester, college President James Birge detailed some of the priorities designed to "position MCLA to strengthen and enhance the college," including enrollment.

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MCLA Academy Prepares Incoming Students for STEM Careers

Now in its sixth year, the academy offers five days on campus meeting professors and likely classmates and trying out the labs in the new Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation. The program is entirely funded by Berkshire Bank.

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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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