Letters to the Editor Archive

  • As a senior Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) student, I’m not impressed with the way Arts & Entertainment is edited, especially when it is edited by some who don’t truly understand the world in which we are immersed in daily. Besides having false words put into my mouth for a...

    Annoyed with A&E coverage

    As a senior Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) student, I’m not impressed with the way Arts & Entertainment is edited, especially when it is edited by some who don’t truly understand the world in which we are immersed in daily. Besides having false words put into my mouth for a…

  • I would like to express my concern about the reputation of MCLA when it concerns invitations to community events. As you probably have heard, there was an exceptionally long wait for entrance into the Gloria Steinem presentation.  I arrived 40 minutes before the event was to begin and waited way...

    Frustrating wait for Steinem lecture

    I would like to express my concern about the reputation of MCLA when it concerns invitations to community events. As you probably have heard, there was an exceptionally long wait for entrance into the Gloria Steinem presentation.  I arrived 40 minutes before the event was to begin and waited way…

  • After almost two years of thorough planning and tireless preparation, our NEASC accreditation visit is now complete. While the process is far from over (the accreditation process will continue through 2014) we have every reason to be proud of our collective efforts. Faculty, staff, students, Trustees and community members played...

    Grant thanks community for reaccreditation work

    After almost two years of thorough planning and tireless preparation, our NEASC accreditation visit is now complete. While the process is far from over (the accreditation process will continue through 2014) we have every reason to be proud of our collective efforts. Faculty, staff, students, Trustees and community members played…

  • Let me start by saying I do not think the amount of money MCLA invests in fossil fuel companies is anything more than a mere drop in the bucket for these enormous corporations. Led by acclaimed climate change writer Bill McKibben, the “Do the Math” tour has been traveling the...

    Will MCLA continue investing in dirty energy?

    Let me start by saying I do not think the amount of money MCLA invests in fossil fuel companies is anything more than a mere drop in the bucket for these enormous corporations. Led by acclaimed climate change writer Bill McKibben, the “Do the Math” tour has been traveling the…

  • In spite of the fact that at least two-thirds of the College’s faculty, students, and neighbors opposed the move, the College’s Public Safety director admits he went directly to Item 10 on the list of ARM campus safety recommendations, and proceeded to plan training and purchase guns for his cadre...

    Arming Public Safety

    In spite of the fact that at least two-thirds of the College’s faculty, students, and neighbors opposed the move, the College’s Public Safety director admits he went directly to Item 10 on the list of ARM campus safety recommendations, and proceeded to plan training and purchase guns for his cadre…

  • Andrew Hodgson’s Beacon piece of January 31, 2013, which appeared on the front page, above the fold, featured an interview with MCLA Public Safety Director Joseph Charon and a photo of the department’s lethal weapon of choice.  In spite of the fact that two thirds of the College’s faculty, students,...

    Risk managment protocol ‘bears watching’

    Andrew Hodgson’s Beacon piece of January 31, 2013, which appeared on the front page, above the fold, featured an interview with MCLA Public Safety Director Joseph Charon and a photo of the department’s lethal weapon of choice.  In spite of the fact that two thirds of the College’s faculty, students,…

  • A big thank you from the First Baptist Church in North Adams, to all the young men and women at MCLA, for donating warm clothes as part of our community outreach program to provide needed clothing to our neighbors.  MCLA students and parents donated up to 25 large bags of...

    Church offers thank you to students and parents

    A big thank you from the First Baptist Church in North Adams, to all the young men and women at MCLA, for donating warm clothes as part of our community outreach program to provide needed clothing to our neighbors.  MCLA students and parents donated up to 25 large bags of…

  • Dear Governor Patrick, There is a serious breach of trust at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Despite significant dissent on part of students and faculty, the Board of Trustees voted to arm the college’s campus police starting January 2013. Since the spring of 2012, both students and faculty protested...

    Students appeal to governor concerning Trustees

    Dear Governor Patrick, There is a serious breach of trust at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Despite significant dissent on part of students and faculty, the Board of Trustees voted to arm the college’s campus police starting January 2013. Since the spring of 2012, both students and faculty protested…

  • I would like to express my disappointment regarding the article, “Question 2: Death With Dignity,” especially the section regarding arguments against Question 2. By interviewing the same professors for both sides of the argument, perception is skewed and the arguments against the question seem weaker than those in favor of...

    LTTE: Coverage of ballot Question 2 unbalanced

    I would like to express my disappointment regarding the article, “Question 2: Death With Dignity,” especially the section regarding arguments against Question 2. By interviewing the same professors for both sides of the argument, perception is skewed and the arguments against the question seem weaker than those in favor of…

  • Hello everyone! I hope your semester has gotten off to a fantastic start! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all that voted in this past week’s election. I was happy to see that the student body was actively taking part in deciding who would be representing them...

    Letter to the Editor: Parliamentarian: Update those constitutions

    Hello everyone! I hope your semester has gotten off to a fantastic start! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all that voted in this past week’s election. I was happy to see that the student body was actively taking part in deciding who would be representing them…

  • I would like to take a minute of your time to welcome all returning students back to campus. I hope the new academic year finds you well-rested and in good health and spirit. For those of you just joining our community I offer a warm and sincere welcome! MCLA is a wonderful college community and I am glad that you...

    A welcome from your SGA President

    I would like to take a minute of your time to welcome all returning students back to campus. I hope the new academic year finds you well-rested and in good health and spirit. For those of you just joining our community I offer a warm and sincere welcome! MCLA is a wonderful college community and I am glad that you…

  • To My Fellow MCLA Students, First of all, welcome back! I hope you all had an amazing summer and are ready to get back down to business. This year, I have the honor of being your Coordinating Vice President of the Student GovernmentAssociation. As such, I have the privilege of...

    Coordinating Vice President welcomes students

    To My Fellow MCLA Students, First of all, welcome back! I hope you all had an amazing summer and are ready to get back down to business. This year, I have the honor of being your Coordinating Vice President of the Student GovernmentAssociation. As such, I have the privilege of…

  • Todd B. Foy, Jr SGA President Class of 2012 This time next week, the Student Government Association (SGA) will have a new Executive Cabinet and Student Senate. I am excited for both the newcomers to the SGA and the proven leadership that I know President Jason Brown will bring. Before...

    Student Voice. Student Rights. Student Government.

    Todd B. Foy, Jr SGA President Class of 2012 This time next week, the Student Government Association (SGA) will have a new Executive Cabinet and Student Senate. I am excited for both the newcomers to the SGA and the proven leadership that I know President Jason Brown will bring. Before…

  • I’m perfectly aware that most of the people I’m directing this to, probably won’t take the time to read it. Nevertheless, I will still attempt to educate the MCLA students who come into the restaurant which I work at, and pay only for their meal, not leaving a cent for...

    Past the tipping point

    I’m perfectly aware that most of the people I’m directing this to, probably won’t take the time to read it. Nevertheless, I will still attempt to educate the MCLA students who come into the restaurant which I work at, and pay only for their meal, not leaving a cent for…

  • Todd B. Foy, Jr Class of 2012 The issue of arming our campus police has dominated the MCLA campus for what seems an eternity now. Meeting after meeting and report after report have sought a resolution in some way or the other. But when the decision finally came, it appeared...

    A Final Word: Todd Foy

    Todd B. Foy, Jr Class of 2012 The issue of arming our campus police has dominated the MCLA campus for what seems an eternity now. Meeting after meeting and report after report have sought a resolution in some way or the other. But when the decision finally came, it appeared…

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