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  • By Idalis Foster Faculty from the state university of Massachusetts ratified a contract that which will include a 3.5 percent increase in the salaries of day contracts. It will also improve the tenure and post tenure review process, and allow faculty to go through one evaluation for both tenure and...

    Faculty Approve Three-Year Contract

    By Idalis Foster Faculty from the state university of Massachusetts ratified a contract that which will include a 3.5 percent increase in the salaries of day contracts. It will also improve the tenure and post tenure review process, and allow faculty to go through one evaluation for both tenure and…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill Charlie Baker is governor, the Bottle Bill is dead, and casinos are here to stay in Massachusetts as the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The race for governor was neck-and-neck throughout the day, and for a while it looked as though Martha Coakley was pulling ahead. Baker...

    Charlie Baker Elected Governor

    By Caitlin O’Neill Charlie Baker is governor, the Bottle Bill is dead, and casinos are here to stay in Massachusetts as the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The race for governor was neck-and-neck throughout the day, and for a while it looked as though Martha Coakley was pulling ahead. Baker…

  • By Caitlin O’Neill The Republican Party took the Senate and House majority in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “Everybody saw this coming,” MCLA senior Brendan Peltier said in observation, “but some people, including me, were hoping it did not happen. All I can do is hope that the Republicans try to work...

    Republicans Move into the Senate

    By Caitlin O’Neill The Republican Party took the Senate and House majority in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “Everybody saw this coming,” MCLA senior Brendan Peltier said in observation, “but some people, including me, were hoping it did not happen. All I can do is hope that the Republicans try to work…

  • By Nick Swanson President Mary Grant addressed the SGA to show appreciation for their work during her years at the college. “It has been a privilege to work with so many great students who take up the leadership responsibility,” Grant said. “To put yourself out there to run for office...

    Grant Thanks Students at SGA

    By Nick Swanson President Mary Grant addressed the SGA to show appreciation for their work during her years at the college. “It has been a privilege to work with so many great students who take up the leadership responsibility,” Grant said. “To put yourself out there to run for office…

  • By Nick Swanson The presidential search committee is continuing to find potential candidates and consider nominations for the next president of MCLA “There’s multiple ways the candidate pool is being formed and created,” Mary Ellen Olenyk, director of Human Resources, said. Members on the presidential search committee include students, employees,...

    3 Presidential Candidates to be chosen by February

    By Nick Swanson The presidential search committee is continuing to find potential candidates and consider nominations for the next president of MCLA “There’s multiple ways the candidate pool is being formed and created,” Mary Ellen Olenyk, director of Human Resources, said. Members on the presidential search committee include students, employees,…

  • By Isabel McKenzie A student hurrying to class in Venable Hall might not spare a glance at Room 309. But behind this door, a former storage space has been transformed into the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) which opened last spring. The space has created a way for veterans on campus...

    Veterans Take Advantage of Connections Through Resource Center

    By Isabel McKenzie A student hurrying to class in Venable Hall might not spare a glance at Room 309. But behind this door, a former storage space has been transformed into the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) which opened last spring. The space has created a way for veterans on campus…

  • By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the...

    NATA Grants Athletics $2,400 for Multicultural Diversity

    By Juanita Doss MCLA’s athletic training program is looking to attract and expand applications from multicultural students after receiving The National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Enhancement grant for $2,400. Biology Professor and Athletic Training Director Peter Hoyt said the athletic training program will jump on board with the…

  • By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and...

    ISIS’s Strategies Explained by Hinds

    By Isabel McKenzie The Adam Hinds lecture and discussion on ISIS presented what the rise of individualism means to the organization and how to approach 21st century threats in this modern world. Hinds highlighted the inter-connectivity of the world today and questioned “how we are taking on foreign affairs and…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being...

    Vadnais Lecture to Host Dean’s Beans Founder

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney CEO and Founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Dean Cycon, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5 honoring the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture Series. Cycon visited the college last spring to speak at the Green Living series seminar about his sustainable business being…

  • By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing...

    Baker Focuses on Jobs, Healthcare, Reforming Tax Code

    By Isabel McKenzie Republican Charlie Baker’s campaign for governor centers on issues of economic growth and jobs, education, safer and stronger communities, health care, and trust in the state government for the people of Massachusetts. Baker hopes to expand economic and career opportunities within the Commonwealth by focusing on growing…

  • By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the...

    Coakley Stresses Education, Environment

    By Meg Gugarty Attorney General Martha Coakley emphasizes education, environmental progress, economic growth, and equal opportunity in her bid for governor. Coakley’s proposals for students include a $100 million competitive grant program for collaboration between high schools, colleges, and businesses. “Over the course of this campaign, Martha has emphasized the…

  • By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this...

    Students Teach STEM to Local K-7 Graders

    By Idalis Foster MCLA, Williams College, and North Adams Public Schools are working together in a new STEM related program called Teaching-to-Learn. The program brings undergraduate students from both colleges into elementary schools to teach science and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The institutions have been brainstorming this…

  • By Juanita Doss A sampling of opinion from political science students and a professor show a leaning towards Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Republican Charlie Baker for governor. “Martha Coakley is more likely to continue the duties that Governor Deval Patrick started,” political science professor Robert...

    Students and Faculty Weigh In On Governor Candidates

    By Juanita Doss A sampling of opinion from political science students and a professor show a leaning towards Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Republican Charlie Baker for governor. “Martha Coakley is more likely to continue the duties that Governor Deval Patrick started,” political science professor Robert…

  • By Christopher Johnson While they are all Independent, the three alternative candidates to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker—Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick—have very different, sometimes contradictory ideas. “As governor, my number one priority will be to create jobs and grow the economy,” McCormick said in a campaign video...

    Independent Candidates Offer Alternatives

    By Christopher Johnson While they are all Independent, the three alternative candidates to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker—Scott Lively, Evan Falchuk and Jeffrey McCormick—have very different, sometimes contradictory ideas. “As governor, my number one priority will be to create jobs and grow the economy,” McCormick said in a campaign video…

  • By Tyler Bacon Martha Coakley was the preferred choice for governor by MCLA students, but a large number of undecided voters make it a toss-up. Students were overwhelmingly supportive of ballot questions 2 and 4. The Writing and Reporting the News II class conducted an unscientific poll on the upcoming...

    Students Prefer Coakley, Favor Bottle Bill

    By Tyler Bacon Martha Coakley was the preferred choice for governor by MCLA students, but a large number of undecided voters make it a toss-up. Students were overwhelmingly supportive of ballot questions 2 and 4. The Writing and Reporting the News II class conducted an unscientific poll on the upcoming…

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