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2019 US News & World Report - national top ten public liberal arts college

MCLA Ranked Among "Top Public Schools" in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 National Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has named MCLA one of the Top Public Schools in the U.S. alongside some of the nation’s most prestigious and innovative public colleges.
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MCLA Tops List of Best Equity Campuses Across the U.S.

A new report from USC’s Race and Equity Center has identified MCLA as one of the top public institutions nationally for serving black students well. According to Dr. Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, chief diversity officer, this recognition is a call to action and further impetus for infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do. ... Read More

Brett Westbrook

‘My Chance to Advance’: Head Start Exec Director Lauds Degree Completion Program

Brett Westbrook ’15 recently took the helm as the new executive director of Berkshire County Head Start. MCLA’s degree completion program gave her the jump start she needed to advance her career. “The support and encouragement we received as a class from all of the professors and advisors during the cohort experience was amazing.” ... Read More

Travis Beaver

New Sociologist’s Research Focuses on Gender

According to MCLA’s newest sociologist, Dr. Travis Beaver, parents are discouraging their sons’ participation in feminine activities for fear they might be bullied. This fear is not unfounded, and highlights how femininity is devalued, he said. “I think this has harmful ramifications for our society.” ... Read More


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