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How can data help drive decision-making in DEI? Jason Canales ’00 will tell you—and he’s got plenty of examples to offer.
January 26, 2022

How can data help drive decision-making in DEI? Jason Canales '00 will tell you--and he's got plenty of examples to offer.

January 24, 2022

As associate director of MCLA's diversity programs and Multicultural Education Resource Center (MERC), Arlene Theodore is a mentor, a passionate advocate for students of color, and a content expert who is working across campus to make sure everyone understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion work requires the entire community's participation.

Before she became the nursing director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) this past November, Kimberly (Cerrato) Whalen ’93 had already made significant contributions to her field.
January 24, 2022

Before she became the nursing director of Massachusetts General Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) this past November, Kimberly (Cerrato) Whalen '93 had already made significant contributions to her field.

The Common Folk Artist Collective will soon have a permanent home in downtown North Adams—thanks to years of hard work from local artists, many of whom are MCLA alumni.
January 18, 2022

The Common Folk Artist Collective will soon have a permanent home in downtown North Adams--thanks to years of hard work from local artists, many of whom are MCLA alumni.

Devyn Renzi
December 14, 2021

Devyn Renzi '19, one of the first graduates of MCLA's health sciences degree program, is back on campus, consulting with students on nutrition.

Emily Kelleher ’23 and Hannah McCormick ’22
December 9, 2021

While Emily Kelleher '23 and Hannah McCormick '22 presented on different research topics, their experiences at the COPLAC Virtual Northeastern Regional Conference have some things in common. They both spent time researching topics they were passionate about, delving deeply into their research and discovering surprising things. They both prepared and practiced--and they both say they would participate in another all-virtual conference.

In January, Associate Professor of Physics Kebra Ward will travel to South Africa on a Fulbright Award, working on physics education research at Nelson Mandela University.
November 16, 2021

In January, Associate Professor of Physics Kebra Ward will travel to South Africa on a Fulbright Award, working on physics education research at Nelson Mandela University. "In the last 20 years, there's been a lot of research into how to teach physics," she said. "The answer is not to do it lecture-style. Students need to work with the material, practice it, and engage with it."

MCLA faculty members are working to bring topics around care to museum-goers at the same time they’re leading classes on care and the therapeutic arts, helping students develop empathy and critical thinking. In fact, they’re being recognized nationally for their work, which offers a wide array of justice-oriented education and community resources.
November 9, 2021

MCLA faculty members are working to bring topics around care to museum-goers at the same time they're leading classes on care and the therapeutic arts, helping students develop empathy and critical thinking. In fact, they're being recognized nationally for their work, which offers a wide array of justice-oriented education and community resources.

Jackson O’Brien ’18
November 1, 2021

Jackson O'Brien '18 has quite a lot of experience teaching, especially for someone who is about to turn 24. In fact, he's currently the youngest Red Cross instructor trainer, volunteering his time to educate others--so they can go on to provide Red Cross training in their own communities, and help people save lives.

Eric Sniezek ’21
October 26, 2021

A summer internship at National Grid led Eric Sniezek '21 to a part-time job while he finishes college--and a potential future at the company, thanks to its Graduate Development Program.