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Survey shows nearly half didn’t think Public Safety could make arrests

Survey shows nearly half didn’t think Public Safety could make arrests

by Sam Boyden   The Department of Public Safety has been in the news recently, ranging from the CLERY Report to the long process of arming our officers, but there still seems to be confusion on the jurisdiction and scope of the College’s police force. To gauge level of understanding of the role and duties of Public Safety, 80 students […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
A student walks to class at Williams College, a private school in Williamstown, Mass.

Public vs. private colleges: personal preference

A common stereotype when considering a public versus private higher education is that private education triumphs over all. But is a private college better and if so, why? According to several MCLA students who transferred from private institutions, MCLA offered advantages they couldn’t get at their previous college. “My last college was private and in my experience there was no […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
People enjoy the sunny Saturday afternoon at Eagle Street Rising.

Eagle Street Rising exceeds expectations

by Lauren Feeney   What made this past Saturday different from any other Saturday? Eagle Street Rising had arrived. Eagle Street Rising, a part of the College’s Environmental Studies Green Living Seminar, is a project geared towards revitalizing the North Adams community. In the Green Living Seminar, students attend sessions featuring speakers from around the country who focus on the […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
Sophomore Kristofer Thayer hangs out in the commuter lounge while he awaits his next class.

Commuter students face hardships

by Gionna Nourse   On a cold January morning, Amy Modesti wakes up at least an hour and a half before her class and starts to shovel the snow and ice off of her car from the storm the night before. She is freezing, and as she rushes to get to class, she imagines how nice it would be if […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
Officer Michael Cozzaglio addresses the crowd in Sullivan about the confusion over the evacuation.

Administration addresses confusion over evacuation

Hands were raised and questions were posed in Sullivan Lounge as students and faculty sought clarification about the Thursday April 25 bomb threat. Monday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. MCLA’s administration, alongside the North Adams Police and Fire Departments, hosted meetings to address concerns facing the campus. The 1 p.m. meeting had a large turnout. “I want to begin […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
Deb Foss will return in Fall 2013.

Foss returns to psychology

by Andrew Ricketts   Deb Foss has been a part of the campus community since 1987. After three years of serving as associate dean of advising, Foss will return to her former faculty role in the fall. In 2009, the Advising Center merged with the academic affairs area of administrative staff. The academic affairs branch has a program for students […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
From left to right: Treasurer Ben Willnow, Vice President Ruth Vital, President Michael Vogt, and Secretary
Chris Hantman make up the e-board of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP).

MCLA first COPLAC school to have drug, alcohol amnesty policies

by Hannah Sterrs   If you are involved in an incident where drugs and alcohol play a factor, would you call someone for help? While some students may hesitate to answer this question, by as early as May students will be able to answer with ease. MCLA will be implementing a combined Amnesty and Good Samaritan Policy. These policies will […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
Robert Bence speaks at a lecture given in 2011.

Robert Bence to step down

by Sam Boyden   Bob Bence, professor of political science and public policy, is set to retire at the end of the semester after 37 years at the College. After teaching at schools all over the country in his 46-year career, Bence decided it was time to take a break from teaching. “This is a high energy place that appropriately […]

by · May 1, 2013 · Front Page, News
Paul Willey, WJJW radio transmitter operator, retires.

WJJW engineer Paul Willey retires

At one point in time, every town had a Paul Willey- an engineer that had worked for all the local radio stations and knew all the ins and outs of the trade. But times have changed, no one knowing that better than Willey. After 42 years of serving as WJJW’s engineer, and almost 60 years in the field, Willey, 83, […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
Commencement plans underway

Commencement plans underway

by Hannah Sterrs   As the school year comes to a close, the students of the class of 2013 are one step closer to graduation. The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium. At 10:45 a.m. when the procession begins, soon-to-be graduates will exit Venable Gym into the quad before they make their […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
MCLA President Mary Grant greets guests at the Academic Recognition Banquet.

Grant reflects on past 10 years as President

In the second semester of her  11th year, President Mary Grant has brought the College to new heights, getting to know students, faculty and staff, and advancing MCLA in many ways. Graduated from the class of 1983, Grant sought her master’s degree and PhD before returning to the College. Open to opportunities, she is the first alumnae to come back […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
Freshman Adam Umarov, 19, was interviewed by the FBI.

FBI talks to student who knew alleged Boston bomber

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) interviewed freshman Adam Umarov, a Chechen native who knows one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, on Thursday, April 25 and Monday, April 29. Umarov, 19, explained why they came to the College. “There was the incident in Boston, and that’s how I got dragged into this in the first place. I’m from Chechnya, […]

by · May 1, 2013 · News
More than 1,000 students and faculty evacuate MCLA to the armory on Ashland Street during bomb threat.

No suspects yet in bomb threat

On Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., Public Safety was notified of a non-descript bomb threat on the College campus. This was the first time a bomb threat has occurred at MCLA according Jim Stakenas, vice president of Administration and Finance Confusion and emotions ran high as students were evacuated to the armory located near The Pitcher’s Mound, at 206 […]

by · May 1, 2013 · Front Page, News
Andrew Hodgson Sports Editor.

What a long and strange trip it’s been

With my collegiate career finally reaching its culmination, I find myself, like so many other soon-to-be graduates, trying to quantify my college experience. The city I began my college career in, Boston, has changed plenty since the wet-behind-the-ears me (not to be confused with the suddenly worldly version). The Red Sox are on the comeback, thank god, the Bruins are […]

by · May 1, 2013 · Opinion
Campus Comment: Spring Break

Campus Comment: Spring Break

by · May 1, 2013 · Opinion