News Archive

  • By Nicole L’Etoile   Admissions Ambassadors fill an important role in attracting students to the College because they are often the first people to leave a lasting impression on the prospective students, according to Admissions officials. With a staff of 26 Admissions Ambassadors and campus tours offered each day at...

    The roles of Admission Ambassadors on campus

    By Nicole L’Etoile   Admissions Ambassadors fill an important role in attracting students to the College because they are often the first people to leave a lasting impression on the prospective students, according to Admissions officials. With a staff of 26 Admissions Ambassadors and campus tours offered each day at…

  • By Jenna O’Connor   After teaching for over 10 years at the College, Annie Raskin, part-time professor in the English/Communications department, is retiring. Raskin has been teaching at the College since 2002, and earned her Bachelor’s at Skidmore College in 1990, and her doctorate at SUNY Albany in 2004. Over...

    Raskin to retire from teaching in English Department

    By Jenna O’Connor   After teaching for over 10 years at the College, Annie Raskin, part-time professor in the English/Communications department, is retiring. Raskin has been teaching at the College since 2002, and earned her Bachelor’s at Skidmore College in 1990, and her doctorate at SUNY Albany in 2004. Over…

  • By Harmony Birch   “Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘I don’t like this man. I must get to know him better,’ and then you’re less likely to dislike the person because you know the person,” Kyle Lefebvre said. Kyle, a maintainer who operates primarily in Mark Hopkins, lives by this quote....

    Lefebvre is a friendly presence in Mark Hopkins

    By Harmony Birch   “Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘I don’t like this man. I must get to know him better,’ and then you’re less likely to dislike the person because you know the person,” Kyle Lefebvre said. Kyle, a maintainer who operates primarily in Mark Hopkins, lives by this quote….

  • By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   English majors are notorious readers, or so they say. It’s not often that their work load allows time for recreational reading. Freshman Diana Faulkner wanted a way to share her passion for reading with others on campus outside of the classroom, thus the idea for...

    Book Club gets SGA approval

    By Chunyu “Judy” Leng   English majors are notorious readers, or so they say. It’s not often that their work load allows time for recreational reading. Freshman Diana Faulkner wanted a way to share her passion for reading with others on campus outside of the classroom, thus the idea for…

  • 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 Nick Arena   Yesterday the MountainOne Wellness Center, partnering with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), began providing non-emergency care for the College and Northern Berkshire community. According to a press release from BMC, the medical center will provide services on a daily basis from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. from...

    Non-emergency clinic opens at Wellness Center

    By Nick Arena   Yesterday the MountainOne Wellness Center, partnering with Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), began providing non-emergency care for the College and Northern Berkshire community. According to a press release from BMC, the medical center will provide services on a daily basis from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. from…

  • 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 Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget...

    Student fees may face another increase

    By Jess Gamari The State legislature is currently discussing monetary appropriations to give to state universities, according to James Stakenas, Vice President of Administration and Finance. It’s possible this may cause an increase to student fees. “Right now the governor’s budget in the House Committees on Ways and  Means budget…

  • 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 Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular...

    BGLAD now QSU

    By Alexander Moore   The Queer Student Union (QSU) received the right to change their name from BGLAD on Monday, April 7. “We wanted a more inclusive group name that would represent us as a whole,” President of QSU Andrew McNamara said. “We were really trying to look for singular…

  • 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 Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a...

    Public service jobs offer student loan forgiveness

    By Yvonne Camacho   Senior Charlene Corleto is counting down the days until graduation: 23 remain. With graduation on the horizon, she is also thinking about the number of days until she has to start repaying her student loans. “I’m aware of how much I owe, but I have a…

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