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First year studentsFirst Year Experience Program Immerses Freshmen in Academic, Social Life
Through FYE, new students receive direct support from peer advisors – experienced MCLA students who not only mentor and attend a class them – they also socialize together. “I cannot think of a better way to start off your first year at college,” said Sarah Pudney ’18, who now serves as a peer advisor. ...Read More


George HamaouiNew Biology Prof Specializes in Microbial Ecology
With the addition of two new biology majors this fall came some new biology faculty, including Dr. George Hamaoui, who recently completed his doctorate in microbiology at UMASS-Amherst. There, he studied how organisms in soil are affected by human-induced changes. “A big part of my dissertation looked at microbial communities in the Amazon rainforest." ... Read More

Bee cookiesSophomore Spearheads ‘Save the Bees’ Campaign
Lindsey Vachon ’20 aims to transform MCLA into the first pollinator-friendly campus in Massachusetts. “Bees pollinate one out of every three bites of food we humans consume, so without them our diets and world would be incredibly bland. … Without bees, we would not enjoy things like apples, strawberries, coffee, chocolate, [and] avocados.” ...Read More


Play video from Passing StrangeA Season in Four Plays: MCLA Performing Arts
Starting with the Tony Award-winning "Passing Strange," MCLA's Performing Arts Department will produce four plays for the 2017-18 season. Next up is "Tartuffe," a biting satire aimed at religious hypocrisy, which opens Friday, Dec. 1. ...Read More


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