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MCLA's Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation Receives LEED Gold Certification
02:01PM / Monday, September 26, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts's Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

According to MCLA President James F. Birge, the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation is a model of sustainability. The building's photovoltaic solar panel array, he said, is just one feature that helps make this

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Young Man Living With Disability Awarded Reiter & Walsh Scholarship
12:55PM / Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Alex Tierney of Pittsfield is the recipient of Reiter & Walsh P.C.'s second annual birth injury scholarship.

Alex wrote about his diagnosis of fetal stroke, as well as his use of assistive technologies during his academic career. While doctors predicted he would never walk, talk or be in a mainstream classroom, he graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with high honors and devoted his time to tutoring and mentoring children with disabilities.

Alex used his essay to explain his motivations for enrolling in George Mason University's Master's Program in Assistive Technology. He describes his own personal use of assistive technologies

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MCLA Gets Grant to Help Retain Low-Income Students, Students of Color
12:04PM / Monday, September 19, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has been awarded a $2.177 million Title III "Strengthening Institutions Program" grant from the United States Department of Education to increase retention and graduation rates of students from low-income families and students of color over the next five years.

"What wonderful news to receive as we welcome our students to campus this fall," MCLA President James F. Birge said. "Twenty-seven percent of the Class of 2020 self-identify as coming from diverse backgrounds, so this funding will support and promote the success of MCLA students.  In addition, the program will lead to students graduating

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MCLA Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members
11:22AM / Friday, September 16, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently welcomed 11 new, full-time faculty members to eight departments on campus, including two associate professors, eight assistant professors, and one instructor.

has joined the campus's Department of Biology as an instructor. A doctoral candidate in science education from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., her dissertation focuses on the use of capsaicin administration to attenuate atrophying skeletal muscle. This study employs the use of aging and disuse/reloading models to investigate whether capsaicin will preserve muscle, and the integrity and function of the muscle during periods of atrophy.

Benson comes

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North Adams School Committee Welcomes Staff, OKs Contracts
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:56AM / Friday, September 09, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The music has ended and the team, at least for the interim, is in place at Drury High School.

Timothy Callahan, a school district veteran who has been assistant principal at Drury, will take the lead as interim principal. His temporary promotion created another vacancy, which is now being filled by Molly Meczywor, a teacher and former athletic director.

Callahan replaces Amy Meehan, who was named earlier this summer as principal of Colegrove Park Elementary School after Shelly Fachini moved to become special education coordinator for early childhood.

Superintendent Barbara Malkas said last month that the search for a permanent principal would occur later in

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MCLA Starts Off Semester With New Leader, More Students & $2M Grant
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:29AM / Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is starting of the 2016 fall semester in a good place.

For the first time in two years, it has a permanent president at the helm, enrollment is up and it was just awarded $2 million to help it keep doing what it's been doing so well: retaining and graduating its low-income and students of color.

President James F. "Jaimie" Birge announced at Tuesday's traditional convocation breakfast that the college was told last week it would receive a $2.177 million federal "Strengthening Institutions Program" grant.

"Last week, the U.S. Department of Education recognized MCLA as one of only 13

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Williams College Students Cleanup, Paint Up in North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:14PM / Friday, September 02, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — At Hillside Cemetery, William College students set to work straightening out gravestones and scrubbing them clean.

On Main Street, they were painting the vintage-looking light poles shiny black and a crosswalk in bright colors. Still more were over at Christopher Columbus Drive clearing brush around the Hoosic River.

The green T-shirt clad students on Friday morning were participating in the Leading Mind program, one of a half-dozen "EphVentures" designed to introduce the class of 2020 to the bucolic Williamstown college and the Northern Berkshires.

"We welcome all these students to Williamstown and we call it the Purple Bubble," said

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Part of Church Street to Close Sunday Due to MCLA Move In
12:24PM / Friday, September 02, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With classes starting again next week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced that a portion of Church Street between Bradley and Blackinton streets will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 4, to allow for safety as a large volume of students move into area residence halls.

Residents living within this closed off area will be allowed unrestricted access. All other traffic will be re-routed to Davenport Street and Blackinton Street during this time.

According to Dan Colonno, MCLA director of public safety, as part of the resident student check-in process, a large number of students will be moving into Berkshire

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Clarksburg School Sets Back to School Night, Welcomes New Staff
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
08:28PM / Thursday, September 01, 2016
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Clarksburg School will hold its annual back to school evening event on Sept. 21, but it will be a little different than in years past.

Usually, teachers would give a presentation on that night and set up conferences for the parent night in December.

"The teachers didn't think seeing parents once a year in December was enough," Principal Tara Barnes told the School Committee last week.

Instead, they asked that two parent conference nights be set up, one on Oct. 20 and another on March 23.

"They felt it was more meaningful," Barnes said. "But I thought it was important to do a back-to-school event. ...

"I think there are a lot

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MCLA Announces Diverse Incoming Class of 2020
03:11PM / Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Next week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will welcome the Class of 2020, more than a third of whom will come to the campus from states other than Massachusetts. Together, they represent 16 states, including Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, Texas and Illinois. Others will arrive on campus from other countries, such as the Bahamas, Mexico and India.

"We are eager to welcome all students back to campus this fall, when they will be engaged in a number of exciting opportunities as they further their education on our campus," MCLA President James F. Birge said. "We also are pleased to welcome our incoming freshmen, 27 percent of whom self-identify as

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