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  • By Isabel McKenzie The College’s smoking policy has been revised by implementing signs across campus since the beginning of the fall semester. As part of the updated policy, these signs designate smoking and non-smoking areas. Cigarette disposal canisters have also been provided. According to Human Resources director Mary Ellen Olenyk,...

    Smoking Policy Revised Based on Campus Opinion

    By Isabel McKenzie The College’s smoking policy has been revised by implementing signs across campus since the beginning of the fall semester. As part of the updated policy, these signs designate smoking and non-smoking areas. Cigarette disposal canisters have also been provided. According to Human Resources director Mary Ellen Olenyk,…

  • Along the walk, President Mary Grant heard a few local, young girls asking, “Are we near the college?” At that moment is when Grant realized what a small part of her mission would be in leading the establishment to a dignified level. She felt confused and baffled that children in...

    President Leaves Legacy of Vision

    Along the walk, President Mary Grant heard a few local, young girls asking, “Are we near the college?” At that moment is when Grant realized what a small part of her mission would be in leading the establishment to a dignified level. She felt confused and baffled that children in…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson After a long-term review process the college was re-approved for a 10-year accreditation through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). “This was longer than a two-year process,” Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs said. “The self-study is the longest part and evolves every part...

    College Granted 10-year Accreditation from NEASC

    By: Nicholas Swanson After a long-term review process the college was re-approved for a 10-year accreditation through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). “This was longer than a two-year process,” Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs said. “The self-study is the longest part and evolves every part…

  • By: Nicholas Swanson Within six months the college was awarded four grants from separate foundations, each is structured regarding an important cause to benefit students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) contributed two of the four grants that were given to the college. The first that passed is worth $639,826 to...

    Four Grants Received That Benefit Student Opportunity on Campus

    By: Nicholas Swanson Within six months the college was awarded four grants from separate foundations, each is structured regarding an important cause to benefit students. The National Science Foundation (NSF) contributed two of the four grants that were given to the college. The first that passed is worth $639,826 to…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Board of Trustees appoints Cindy Brown as interim president and declares search committee The Board of Trustees has appointed Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs. She will serve during the time between President Mary Grant’s departure at the end of the fall semester and until the arrival...

    Search & Brown

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Board of Trustees appoints Cindy Brown as interim president and declares search committee The Board of Trustees has appointed Cindy Brown, vice president of Academic Affairs. She will serve during the time between President Mary Grant’s departure at the end of the fall semester and until the arrival…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The college will observe the 227th anniversary of the enactment of the United States Constitution on Wednesday; a talk will be led from activist attorney and legal scholar Martha F. Davis, Professor of Law and Professional Responsibility at Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston. The public event will begin...

    Activist Attorney Martha F. Davis to Speak on Constitution Day

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney The college will observe the 227th anniversary of the enactment of the United States Constitution on Wednesday; a talk will be led from activist attorney and legal scholar Martha F. Davis, Professor of Law and Professional Responsibility at Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston. The public event will begin…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney After 13 years as college president, Mary Grant, will be leaving to serve as the seventh Chancellor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville in January. At the Opening Breakfast on Sept. 2, several colleagues shared a few words about Grant’s departure, as well as her...

    President Grant appointed to UNC Asheville

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney After 13 years as college president, Mary Grant, will be leaving to serve as the seventh Chancellor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville in January. At the Opening Breakfast on Sept. 2, several colleagues shared a few words about Grant’s departure, as well as her…

  • 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…

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