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Starting Feb. 1, Monique Symes ’11 will be helping the MCLA community breathe, stretch, and become a little more mindful.
January 13, 2021

Starting Feb. 1, Monique Symes '11 will be helping the MCLA community breathe, stretch, and become a little more mindful.

This year, MCLA’s 23 student tutors helped more than 100 of their peers gain a deeper understanding of all kinds of class materials, from software development to accounting and radiographic positioning.
January 4, 2021

This year, MCLA's 23 student tutors helped more than 100 of their peers gain a deeper understanding of all kinds of class materials, from software development to accounting and radiographic positioning.

IS183 Executive Director Lucie Castaldo and Program Director Brielle Rizzotti ’11 worked with the Egremont fifth-graders via zoom, teaching collage techniques that each built on the previous week’s session, from making crayon rubbings of different textures to creating leaves and tree trunks, with resulting trees displayed during Pittsfield’s November ArtsWalk at IS183’s Brothership Building Gallery window on North Street.
December 15, 2020

Even in a pandemic, mentorship projects between teachers and cultural partners in the Berkshires marched on after connecting through the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network (BRAINworks).

MCLA Arts Management Professor Lisa Donovan’s new book, “Teacher as Curator: Formative Assessment and Arts-Based Strategies” answers this question, offering educators a road map for adopting arts integration in their classrooms, using the arts as formative assessment as well as sharing case studies that show how thinking like a curator can open new doors of understanding for students.
December 15, 2020

MCLA Arts Management Professor Lisa Donovan's new book, "Teacher as Curator: Formative Assessment and Arts-Based Strategies" answers this question, offering educators a road map for adopting arts integration in their classrooms, using the arts as formative assessment as well as sharing case studies that show how thinking like a curator can open new doors of understanding for students.

Jamal Ahamad has learned he needs to meet his students where they are—but that he better have something useful to offer them when he gets there.
December 14, 2020

Jamal Ahamad has learned he needs to meet his students where they are--but that he better have something useful to offer them when he gets there.

Professor of Music Michael Dilthey’s work will be featured in an upcoming holiday-themed virtual show, “New Sounds of the Season,” produced by NextStage Theater Company.
December 9, 2020

Professor of Music Michael Dilthey's work will be featured in an upcoming holiday-themed virtual show, "New Sounds of the Season," produced by NextStage Theater Company.

MCLA Alumni at Brazee and Huban
November 30, 2020

Brazee and Huban, CPAs, a longtime accounting firm in Pittsfield, knows MCLA's accounting program is strong. After all, five of the dozen full-time employees there, including Partner Laurie Swint '92, are alumni.

CARE SYLLABUS, a new justice-oriented public education and community resource, aims to explore the meaning and discourse around the concept of care through a multi-modal website with curated modules, original text, media, recordings, and virtual live events.
November 23, 2020

CARE SYLLABUS, a new justice-oriented public education and community resource, aims to explore the meaning and discourse around the concept of care through a multi-modal website with curated modules, original text, media, recordings, and virtual live events.

The MCLA Sustainability Committee
November 18, 2020

MCLA has ramped up its efforts to reduce waste on campus, from composting to recycling e-waste like batteries and electronics.

Andrea Fachini
November 10, 2020

Andrea Fachini ’16 always knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but it wasn’t until she was studying biology at MCLA that she realized she wanted to pursue a career as a physician assistant.