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Hardman Journalists in Residence to visit campus after spring break

Hardman Journalists in Residence to visit campus after spring break

  By: Brittany Gallacher John and Anastasia Stanmeyer will visit the campus March 24-26 as part of the Hardman Lecture Series. This is the first time the College has had two journalists-in-residence, according to Professor of English/Communications, Zack Finch. “The idea of having a pair is new,” Finch said. “They are partners, a husband and wife team, and they both do […]

by · March 12, 2015 · Front Page, News
Campus reacts to president selection

Campus reacts to president selection

By: Brittany Gallacher Last week, the Board of Trustees selected Dr. Greg Summers as the 12th president of MCLA, prompting a campus-wide discussion of his qualifications and what he will bring to the community as a whole. “I can see him fitting in at MCLA pretty well,” Brendan Peltier, ’15, said in an email. He was a student representative on the search […]

by · March 12, 2015 · Front Page
Summers looks forward to getting involved with campus community

Summers looks forward to getting involved with campus community

  By: Brittany Gallacher Dr. Greg Summers said he is looking forward to getting closely involved with the campus community, as MCLA’s smaller size gives students more opportunities. “One of the things I admire about MCLA is that the institution can provide opportunities to all students,” Summers said. “At a bigger institution, you are only able to give [these opportunities] to […]

by · March 11, 2015 · Features, Front Page, News

College adjusts spending in reaction to $768 million state budget deficit

By Nick Swanson Massachusetts State Gov. Charles Baker and his administration discovered a budget gap of $768 million with four months still left in the 2015 fiscal year. Baker responded to the deficit by putting forth a large amount of reductions in state spending through areas such as institutions of higher education and other state sections. In result of the […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Front Page, News

Club budgets to rise for fiscal year 16

By Nick Swanson The SGA’s Budget Finance Committee (BFC) has recommended a Fiscal Year ’16 budget that increases club allocations by an average of 152%. The total budget recommendation is $410,000 with $279,209 allocated for clubs, $117,000 for SGA operating budget, and a $10,000 SGA supplemental budget. “Clubs are going to be excited to hear about the average increase of […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Front Page, News
Photo by Agnella Gross.

Recognizing the Ferguson Case

Last Friday the Black Student Union (BSU) held a candlelight vigil in recognition of recent protests in over ninety cities that occurred after the grand jury’s decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

by · December 10, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Students Hold Ongoing Conversation on Race

Students Hold Ongoing Conversation on Race

By Idalis Foster Over the past few weeks, the news of a Cleveland child shot for playing with a air soft gun and the announcements of both Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo being let go after grand juries decided not to indict them, have become a catalyst for protests and rioting across the country. On Tuesday, Theresa O’Bryant, […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
SGA Selects Senate Secretary

SGA Selects Senate Secretary

By: Nicholas Swanson Rachel Durgin, Class of 2018 senate representative, was newly elected and sworn in as the SGA senate secretary. Before Durgin was elected, all candidates were reminded that an executive cabinet member is not allowed to hold another e-board position for a SGA funded club; however, if funding is received elsewhere it is acceptable. According to SGA president […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
Student Entrepreneur Creates Artwork for Music Album Covers

Student Entrepreneur Creates Artwork for Music Album Covers

By Juanita Doss With a creative mind and a love for music, Brandon Valdes’ company DevantNY (Devant) was born. Valdes, a freshman studying business and marketing, created the company two years ago in the Bronx with his brother and their mutual friends. “We all like the same type of things, so we decided to put our creative ideas together and […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Front Page, Top Stories
SGA Plans to Promote Awareness for Sexual Assault in Spring

SGA Plans to Promote Awareness for Sexual Assault in Spring

By Christopher Johnson Student Government Association (SGA) is trying to increase conversation on campus while there are some possible future changes in the policy of handling sexual assault cases, according to Theresa O’Bryant, the interim vice president of student affairs. “SGA is partnering with the ALANA club council, Women’s Center, and Inter Greek Council (IGC),” Brendan Peltier, president of SGA […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories
New Tracking Program to be Followed when Disposing Food Waste

New Tracking Program to be Followed when Disposing Food Waste

By Isabel McKenzie Aramark abides by a new waste disposal ban which promotes more environmentally friendly food disposal practices. The ban requires institutions that create over one ton of organic material every week to repurpose or donate any useable food. Governor Deval Patrick’s administration put the ban into effect on Oct. 1 this year. It requires large institutions, including supermarkets, […]

by · December 10, 2014 · Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

SGA Talks Future of Smoking Policy

By: Nicholas Swanson Mary Ellen Olenyk, Director of Human Resources and chairperson of the smoking policy task force, spoke with the SGA to clarify the smoking policy on campus. According to Olenyk, the original smoking policy is outdated and did not incorporate smoking laws put into effect since the policy was created around 15 years ago. One example is that […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News
Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

Student Arrested in October Released on Probation

By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The non-traditional student who was arrested on campus on Oct. 28 on account of six charges has been released from custody under a list of conditions. The conditions for Christopher LaFrance, 25, a Williamstown resident, includes staying away from MCLA campus, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, reporting to a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic, and to sign all […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Front Page, News, Top Stories
McCann Teacher Receives Educator Alumni Award

McCann Teacher Receives Educator Alumni Award

By Idalis Foster Cynthia Roper-Patenaude, English teacher at McCann Technical High School and alumna of MCLA, received the Educator Alumni Award on Tuesday, Nov. 18at the Massachusetts State House. The recipients of the award are selected by the Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents. Patenaude works with MCLA students through field placement and student teachers in her classes at McCann […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Slideshow, Top Stories
Bowling Still a Popularity for All Ages

Bowling Still a Popularity for All Ages

By Matthew Aceto Children, adults, and senior citizens eagerly file one by one inside the building. A few dedicated locals even bring their bags in with them. Sharp pings and thunderous clashes can be heard from a short distance away. Inside, North Adam’s Greylock Bowl & Golf thrives with family fun. Among the many bowlers packed inside the 30-lane facility […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Features, Front Page, News, Top Stories