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  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly...

    Legislation aims to improve adjunct professor pay, benefits

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Adjunct professors working part-time with no benefits at a fraction of what tenured professors earn. Colleges often choose to hire adjuncts to teach some courses instead of hiring full-time, tenure-track professors. New adjunct professors can make $3,000 per course for the first two semesters, then roughly…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or...

    Smoking policy Task Force holds first meeting

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The college’s smoking policy task force has combined several small committees and has distributed positions to further research in establishing an updated smoking policy for the campus. A campus wide survey, including faculty and staff, will be available by May 13 either through self-service banner or…

  • By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony...

    MCLA gears up for Commencment 2014

    By Rominda deBarros   The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. in the Church Street Center. Graduates will start off the Commencement ceremony…

  • By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said....

    Softball surges into playoffs

    By James Hunter   The Trailblazers will enter the postseason tomorrow with the second seed after splitting the series with top-seeded Bridgewater State. “Bridgewater is our biggest rivalry in the MASCAC and I can picture it coming down to us versus them in the MASCAC final again,” Samantha Boyle said….

  • By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,”...

    MCLA celebrates student research

    By Nick Swanson   Students presented their final projects at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), explaining the work they had done this semester. “It’s pleasing to see everybody come together, especially on a day with no classes, to hear various topics, support each other, and learn new things,”…

  • By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said....

    SGA Spring Election Results

    By Jess Gamari   A total of 453  ballots were cast in the SGA elections last week, with six disqualified ballots. Current SGA President Jake Powers said the presidential race came down to a difference of five votes. “The Elections Committee and I recounted the ballots three times,” he said….

  • By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but...

    Club promotes sustainable practices for Earth Week

    By Gabriel Kogel   The Environuts sold three trays of pansies on Earth Day to kick off a week of environmentally friendly events. “We want students to keep the natural world in mind all year round, that’s the idea behind selling the pansies. We depend on plants to survive, but…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition...

    Senior art show opens tonight

    By Jenna O’Connor   Opening tonight at 5:00 p.m., the seventh annual senior art show Elemental Connections at Gallery 51 holds promising pieces of art made by nine graduating seniors, who were awarded the 2014 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship. The show will be on display until May 25. The exhibition…

  • By Jess Gamari   The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has created a kick-starter fund for a community wide lip dub music video project. Annie Rodgers, who works for Coalition, spoke to SGA on Monday night. Among other projects, the Coalition is devoted to working on neighborhood and community development. In...

    NBCC seeks funds for lip dub video

    By Jess Gamari   The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has created a kick-starter fund for a community wide lip dub music video project. Annie Rodgers, who works for Coalition, spoke to SGA on Monday night. Among other projects, the Coalition is devoted to working on neighborhood and community development. In…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my...

    Review: Angels in America

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Angels in America” is, without a doubt, my favorite stage drama of all time. It beats out Shakespeare, Pushkin, Chekov and any number of other straight dramatic plays. Its depth and complexity, its willingness to be brazenly avant-garde, its peculiarly Brechtian approach to drama captured my…

  • By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since....

    Enrollment is on the decline

    By Jess Gamari   In the fall of 2012, the number of full time undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation fell by nearly half a million after 20 years of substantial growth, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number has been on decline ever since….

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   A group of faculty, staff and students both non-smokers and smokers, have formed a task force to discuss the opportunity for better wellness on campus, with a smoking policy on its agenda. The Smoking Policy Task Force, generated by Charlotte Degen, vice president of Student Affairs...

    MCLA begins reevaluating its current smoking policies

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   A group of faculty, staff and students both non-smokers and smokers, have formed a task force to discuss the opportunity for better wellness on campus, with a smoking policy on its agenda. The Smoking Policy Task Force, generated by Charlotte Degen, vice president of Student Affairs…

  • By Nick Arena   An article published in the Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday stated that while the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) satellite emergency facility is still planned for North County, it may not be placed in the former North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) building due to the high cost of...

    MountainOne Donation to help students affected by NARH

    By Nick Arena   An article published in the Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday stated that while the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) satellite emergency facility is still planned for North County, it may not be placed in the former North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) building due to the high cost of…

  • By James Hunter   The unpredictable weather of the Berkshires has left the Trailblazers with little to no game time since their return from Florida for training. However, it appears that their luck with the weather has finally turned around. “It has been tough for us these past few weeks...

    After long delay, softball resumes play

    By James Hunter   The unpredictable weather of the Berkshires has left the Trailblazers with little to no game time since their return from Florida for training. However, it appears that their luck with the weather has finally turned around. “It has been tough for us these past few weeks…

  • By Jess Gamari   The temporary cell tower in the MCLA Public Safety parking lot was removed yesterday afternoon after AT&T Wireless confirmed the temporary tower on Florida Mountain was providing adequate signal strength needed for operation, according to Charles Kimberling of maintenance and facilities at the College. The College...

    Cell towers collapse in Florida

    By Jess Gamari   The temporary cell tower in the MCLA Public Safety parking lot was removed yesterday afternoon after AT&T Wireless confirmed the temporary tower on Florida Mountain was providing adequate signal strength needed for operation, according to Charles Kimberling of maintenance and facilities at the College. The College…

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