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  • The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles F. Desmond, chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, educator, and community and civic leader, who will receive an...

    Commencement keynote speaker announced

    The College will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles F. Desmond, chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, educator, and community and civic leader, who will receive an…

  • By Jess Gamari   The college plans to revisit the smoking policy on campus, according to President Jake Powers. He has met with Vice President of Student Affairs Charlotte Degen and taskforce meetings are scheduled Fridays at noon. “President Degen is looking for students who do and don’t smoke,” advisor...

    Taskforce seeks student input on smoking policy

    By Jess Gamari   The college plans to revisit the smoking policy on campus, according to President Jake Powers. He has met with Vice President of Student Affairs Charlotte Degen and taskforce meetings are scheduled Fridays at noon. “President Degen is looking for students who do and don’t smoke,” advisor…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Ever since junior Carrisa Sacherski got involved with the Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center freshman year, her devotion to promoting gender equality has only gotten stronger. She is a junior double majoring in English and education, and she intends to teach high school after college. Sacherski...

    Student fights for equality and education

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Ever since junior Carrisa Sacherski got involved with the Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center freshman year, her devotion to promoting gender equality has only gotten stronger. She is a junior double majoring in English and education, and she intends to teach high school after college. Sacherski…

  • By Alexander Moore   Robin Picard, a community development volunter with the Peace Corps who was recently evacuated from the Ukraine, said the crisis in Crimea is more complex than it appears. In a lecture hosted by politcal science and public policy professors Petra Hejnova, Ben Taylor and Robert Bence,...

    Panel unravels issues in Crimea

    By Alexander Moore   Robin Picard, a community development volunter with the Peace Corps who was recently evacuated from the Ukraine, said the crisis in Crimea is more complex than it appears. In a lecture hosted by politcal science and public policy professors Petra Hejnova, Ben Taylor and Robert Bence,…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Shaleen Title, Esq., an activist to end the war on drugs, spoke on Thursday, March 27 as a guest of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) in the Feigenbaum Science Center lecture hall. Title served as a consultant and spokesperson for the Colorado Campaign to...

    SSDP presents: Winning the war on drugs

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Shaleen Title, Esq., an activist to end the war on drugs, spoke on Thursday, March 27 as a guest of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) in the Feigenbaum Science Center lecture hall. Title served as a consultant and spokesperson for the Colorado Campaign to…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Retrieving payloads with a robot arm while hurtling around the globe at 17,500 miles per hour demands many skills, being able to play “Big Yellow Taxi” is not one of them. But on Thursday, Astronauts Catherine “Cady” Coleman and Daniel Burbank showed that science and artistic...

    NASA Astronauts Perform at “STEAM: A Space Odyssey”

    By Gabriel Kogel   Retrieving payloads with a robot arm while hurtling around the globe at 17,500 miles per hour demands many skills, being able to play “Big Yellow Taxi” is not one of them. But on Thursday, Astronauts Catherine “Cady” Coleman and Daniel Burbank showed that science and artistic…

  • By Jenna O’Connor  Business In and With China Supervised by Education Professor Daniel (Dana) Rapp, eight students embarked on a journey well over 14 hours to China to visit the cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Throughout the course of this trip, the students were exposed to the Forbidden City,...

    Travel Courses: Around the world in 7 days

    By Jenna O’Connor  Business In and With China Supervised by Education Professor Daniel (Dana) Rapp, eight students embarked on a journey well over 14 hours to China to visit the cities of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Throughout the course of this trip, the students were exposed to the Forbidden City,…

  • By Nicholas Swanson   President Mary Grant led the first of three campus conversations happening this semester steering the discussion on: The Changing Nature of Higher Education. Grant opened the topic on Monday by giving a big picture point-of-view explaining attention given to education by today’s leaders. Others were then...

    Campus conversation discusses changes in higher education

    By Nicholas Swanson   President Mary Grant led the first of three campus conversations happening this semester steering the discussion on: The Changing Nature of Higher Education. Grant opened the topic on Monday by giving a big picture point-of-view explaining attention given to education by today’s leaders. Others were then…

  • The College and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by...

    College announces annual day of service

    The College and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by…

  • On Saturday, 27 juniors and seniors will be inducted into the Lambda Iota Tau Gamma Epsilon Chapter. After being affiliated with the organization since 1981, the College is proud to be celebrating its 33 induction ceremony. Students who are majoring or minoring in English/Communications with a concentration in literature, writing,...

    LIT induction Ceremony this Saturday

    On Saturday, 27 juniors and seniors will be inducted into the Lambda Iota Tau Gamma Epsilon Chapter. After being affiliated with the organization since 1981, the College is proud to be celebrating its 33 induction ceremony. Students who are majoring or minoring in English/Communications with a concentration in literature, writing,…

  • VIDEOS: NARH protest

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Student Activities Council (SAC) will host their first release party on Saturday in the Amsler Campus Center from 6 until 7 p.m. to reveal the musical artist for their annual spring concert. All tables in the Campus Center will be taken over by SAC for the...

    SAC to host first ever spring concert release party

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Student Activities Council (SAC) will host their first release party on Saturday in the Amsler Campus Center from 6 until 7 p.m. to reveal the musical artist for their annual spring concert. All tables in the Campus Center will be taken over by SAC for the…

  • By Jess Gamari   Senator Lucas McDiarmid met with Senate chair Taylor Krowitz during Sunday’s ad hoc committee meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a student union. This recreational area would be equipped with a projector system and either a ping pong table or pool table. Vice President Brendan...

    Committee seeks location for student union

    By Jess Gamari   Senator Lucas McDiarmid met with Senate chair Taylor Krowitz during Sunday’s ad hoc committee meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a student union. This recreational area would be equipped with a projector system and either a ping pong table or pool table. Vice President Brendan…

  • By Alexander Moore   The Student Affairs Committee hopes to create a plan to ease the transition from freshman to sophomore year. In a meeting held Friday, two sophomores and members of the committee discussed ways to improve the sophomore experience. “Our job was to compile information and come up...

    Easing the transition to sophomore year

    By Alexander Moore   The Student Affairs Committee hopes to create a plan to ease the transition from freshman to sophomore year. In a meeting held Friday, two sophomores and members of the committee discussed ways to improve the sophomore experience. “Our job was to compile information and come up…

  • By Nick Swanson   During spring break, ten students traveled the islands of Hawaii, while eighteen others embarked on a service-learning trip to Belize in Central America. Anthropology professor Sumi Colligan led the trip to Hawaii while Spencer Moser, coordinator of the Center for Service and Citizenship, headed the Belize...

    Students experience alternative spring break

    By Nick Swanson   During spring break, ten students traveled the islands of Hawaii, while eighteen others embarked on a service-learning trip to Belize in Central America. Anthropology professor Sumi Colligan led the trip to Hawaii while Spencer Moser, coordinator of the Center for Service and Citizenship, headed the Belize…

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