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An undergraduate political science class at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is teaming up with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum at the Greylock Mill on Thursday night. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Professor Samantha Pettey to talk about the class project.

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A new collaboration has been designed to strengthen collegiate early childhood education programs in Western Massachusetts. 

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A new collaboration has been designed to strengthen collegiate early childhood education programs in Western Massachusetts. 

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Representatives of State Senator Adam Hinds will meet today with the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Design Lab to coordinate a workshop on improving regional public transportation.

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The 10th annual DownStreet Art project in North Adams, Massachusetts is in full swing. 

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The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has released what it calls a first-of-its-kind working paper on how to leverage funding to increase access to arts education in rural communities. 

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Four educational leaders in Berkshire County have secured a $46,000 Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership grant from the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

It’s Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President James Birge’s inauguration day. Birge took office last March, but says he wanted the big day to come during a week full of campus activity.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students are competing tonight in a Shark Tank-style entrepreneurship challenge. 

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State Senator Adam Hinds met with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students and faculty last week to hear their concerns about the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and for the Humanities.

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The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams announced today that Congressman John Lewis will be the keynote speaker for the school’s commencement in May. 

A veteran of higher education who grew up in Lee is the new President of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Jamie Birge was named in December to be the college's 12th president. He is now into his first full academic year.

Dr. Birge has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. He spent much of his early career in the student affairs area followed by work with faculty and staff to integrate community-based learning into academic course objectives.

Birge served as the fourth president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., from 2009 to 2015. Previously, he served as the executive vice president and interim president at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. It is a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Jamie Birge to The Roundtable.

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Students and staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are starting out the school year with new leadership, more students and a pair of grants aimed at improving student success.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams has received a $2 million federal grant to increase retention and graduation rates of low-income and minority students.

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The state Board of Higher Education approved the appointment of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ 12th president during a special meeting Tuesday.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is nearing the end of a presidential search that has lasted more than a year and half. The state Board of Higher Education is meeting tomorrow to vote on the approval of Jaimie Birge as the college’s 12th president.

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After nearly a year and a half of searching for its next president, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has selected a career educator with ties to western Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has narrowed its lengthy presidential search from five to two candidates.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has selected its next athletic director.

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The person tapped by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to be its next president has announced he will not accept the position. The decision could set back the hiring process by months.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced that president-elect Greg Summers has withdrawn his acceptance of the position. MCLA Board of Trustees Chair Tyler Fairbank says Summers is not able to relocate because of recent family health issues. Summers is currently provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Cynthia Brown has agreed to continue serving as interim president while the board of trustees evaluates its options moving forward, according to a press release from the college.

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The state’s board of higher education approved Greg Summers as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Tuesday. He replaces Mary Grant, who left the North Adams college to become chancellor at University of North Carolina at Asheville in January.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams will have a new president this summer.

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The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Board of Trustees has selected the person it believes should replace former President Mary Grant.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has chosen three finalists for its presidency, one of whom will likely succeed Mary Grant, now chancellor of University of North Carolina at Asheville.  The task now is to dwindle it down to one.