New England News
1:39 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

BMC Satellite Emergency Facility To Open Monday

Berkshire Medical Center will open a satellite emergency facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital at noon May 19th.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Berkshire Medical Center will open a satellite emergency facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital at noon Monday. NARH has been closed since March 28th.

The center will treat critical and noncritical emergent needs and offer diagnostic imaging, CT scanning, X-Ray and some lab testing —   but no inpatient or surgical services will be provided.

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New England News
5:16 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses

On Friday, MCLA Pres. Mary Grant gave U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) a tour of the college's Center for Science and Innovation, which opened in the fall.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal was on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams Friday. As he often does during district visits, the Democrat taught a government class, spoke to students interested in travel and toured the college’s science center, which opened last fall.

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New England News
12:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Corwin Urges Younger Generations to Experience Nature

Conservationist and television host Jeff Corwin told tales of his experiences in the wild.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Conservationist and television host Jeff Corwin spoke to a packed audience at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Wednesday night.

Best known for his crazy and daring antics in the wild, Jeff Corwin gave his audience at MCLA an inside look at what inspired him to work with animals and the environment. Corwin recalled the day he became a naturalist. He was a kid rolling over a log when he found a snake that bit him on the arm. Ben Lamb is a 2007 MCLA graduate who majored in biology and environmental studies.

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New England News
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gov. Patrick Announces Manufacturing Investments in Berkshires

Letter press operator Tim Bizony, on right, shows Governor Deval Patrick some of the work being done at Crane Stationary in North Adams.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a cabinet meeting and made stops in the western part of the state today.

Tim Bizony is a letter press operator and one of the workers Governor Patrick spoke with at the Crane & Company Stationary site in North Adams.

“He was genuinely interested in what I do,” Bizony said. “He was fascinated by the machine. He asked a lot of questions and I was glad I was able to answer them for him.”

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu September 19, 2013

MCLA Center for Science and Innovation

      The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is boasting a brand new science center, the MCLA Center for Science and Innovation, on its campus in North Adams. The four-story, 65,000 square foot building cost more than $30 million, taking just about a year to build. The center will be the home of the chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, and environmental studies departments.

A grand opening celebration will take place early next month. In the meantime, we celebrate today with the woman behind this project for the last several years - Mary Grant, the 11th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the first alumna of the College to serve as its president.

New England News
1:02 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

MCLA Boasts New Science Center on First Day of Classes

MCLA's new science center's roof has solar panels, plant beds, and a wind turbine will also be added.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

With college students across the country back on campus, those at a western Massachusetts school are heading into brand new classrooms.

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New England News
12:53 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sciences the Focus for Upcoming 3rd Thursday

The Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network helped plan the upcoming 3rd Thursday events that will showcase local efforts in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Credit Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network

Pittsfield’s upcoming 3rd Thursday will showcase the best of Berkshire County’s science and technology initiatives.

“There’s going to be robots, rockets, rocket launchers, an air cannon, and one of my personal favorites, the Mentos and soda-pop experiment," said the city’s Cultural Development Director Megan Whilden.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

2013 Solid Sound Festival - DownStreet Art

Downstreet Art kicked of their 6th season last night with a celebration in downtown North Adams, MA.

Presented by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, DownStreet Art provides North Adams with a summer of creative events. The public arts festival will run through Oct. 31.

This summer’s events, which are free and open to the public, will include gallery openings, a dance party on Main Street, a wandering light show, a community reading of Frederick Douglas’s famous Fourth of July address, new murals in the downtown, and musical performances.

We are joined by Leslie Ferrin, Director Ferrin Contemporary and on the DownStreet Art Curatorial Committee; Melanie Mowinski, Artist, Founder Press Gallery, Art Professor MCLA; and Jonathan Secor, Director MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, which runs DownStreet Art.

New England News
7:03 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

"All Clear" Following Bomb Threat At North Adams College

Students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were evacuated briefly Thursday evening following reports of a bomb threat made against the campus.

Campus officials sent an email message around 5 p.m. asking students to evacuate campus immediately and proceed to the North Adams Armory on nearby Ashland Street. 

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series

    Irshad Manji is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University and she will be speaking at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams Thursday night at 7PM.

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