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The MCLA community, who work here, live here, and learn here, has more to say about why MCLA has been named a Top Ten College for nine of the last 11 years, and keeps climbing the rankings lists each year.
October 19, 2021

The MCLA community, who work here, live here, and learn here, has more to say about why MCLA has been named a Top Ten College for nine of the last 11 years, and keeps climbing the rankings lists each year.

Students interested in visiting MCLA can now preview the campus by walking through it online. MCLA’s Office of Admission has released a new virtual tour that lets students explore the campus and tour classrooms, residence areas, and other campus landmarks.
October 12, 2021

Students interested in visiting MCLA can now preview the campus by walking through it online. MCLA's Office of Admission has released a new virtual tour that lets students explore the campus and tour classrooms, residence areas, and other campus landmarks.

As the new semester gets underway, Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Melanie Mowinski is finding equilibrium through her own personal artistic practice—and passing along the latest lessons she’s learned to her students.
October 5, 2021

As the new semester gets underway, Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Melanie Mowinski is finding equilibrium through her own personal artistic practice--and passing along the latest lessons she's learned to her students.

Sarah DeFusco ’18 has started a new project, Salvage, that combines art with function and sustainability.
September 28, 2021

Sarah DeFusco '18 has started a new project, Salvage, that combines art with function and sustainability.

Roberto Castillo ’21 is starting his career as a member of Boston’s Americorps City Year cohort, helping public school students in high-need communities access the education, tools, and resources they need to succeed.
September 21, 2021

Roberto Castillo '21 is starting his career as a member of Boston's Americorps City Year cohort, helping public school students in high-need communities access the education, tools, and resources they need to succeed.

As she teaches MCLA students, Dr. Hannah Haynes continues to research and publish work as an expert in critical race studies. An MCLA Faculty Incentive Award allowed her to write a chapter for the forthcoming book “White Supremacy and the American Media,” which will be published by Routledge in November 2021.
September 15, 2021

As she teaches MCLA students, Dr. Hannah Haynes continues to research and publish work as an expert in critical race studies. An MCLA Faculty Incentive Award allowed her to write a chapter for the forthcoming book "White Supremacy and the American Media," which will be published by Routledge in November 2021.

Isabel Costa and Mei Craig
September 7, 2021

Mei Craig '22 and Isabel Costa '21 spent the summer reporting on the Berkshires with the Greylock Glass, covering everything from local businesses to performing arts to agriculture.

Jesse McMillan
August 24, 2021

McMillan is a triple graduate of MCLA--he majored in education as an undergrad and finished his degree in 2014, graduated with a master's degree in education in 2017, and is a 2018 alum of Leadership Academy, which prepares educators to become effective school administrators. He'll even be back this fall to teach an undergrad/graduate course in education, Reading in the Content Area.

Samantha White ’19, an art major at MCLA, is using her curation skills and artistic eye on a new project: Terra, a curated secondhand shop on Ashland Street in North Adams.
August 17, 2021

Samantha White '19, an art major at MCLA, is using her curation skills and artistic eye on a new project: Terra, a curated secondhand shop on Ashland Street in North Adams.

Faculty Accomplishments
August 9, 2021

MCLA's 2020-21 Faculty Accomplishments, from grants and publications to public service and community projects.