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Waiting room class
January 17, 2023

A cloud of surgical masks, stacked news headlines, voice recordings, and silhouettes of students surround a single white empty folding chair in the Bowman Hall Gallery space. The exhibit "Waiting Room" was created by 11 students in Dr. Victoria Papa's Fall '22 course Creativity & Survival as an immersive art installation about the pandemic and the student's understanding of intersected trauma. Each year students execute a collective project

Ryan Kiernan with an Emmy
January 5, 2023

"And the Emmy Award goes to ... Ryan Kiernan '03!" The English/Communication major with a broadcast media concentration used his MCLA degree as the springboard to a 19-year career at NBC in Washington, D.C. This fall, his hard work behind the scenes paid off when Kiernan and his team won the 2021-2022 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement.

Jean with Students
December 8, 2022

Dr. Jean Clarke-Mitchell '00, a member of the MCLA Foundation Board and Trustees Board, participated in a mentor-chaperoned service-learning trip to Accra, Ghana this summer with the Rites of Passage and Empowerment (R.O.P.E.) program. The program offers mentoring focused on affording students opportunities for academic, cultural, and traveling locally and internationally.

Marathon Running
November 28, 2022

In September, MCLA adjunct professor John Fries completed the Berlin Marathon - one of the largest races in the world. Fries works in the College's Business Department and also serves as a Career Law Clerk for a federal court in Connecticut.

South Africa Travel Course
October 31, 2022

MCLA students and faculty are gearing up for another year of travel courses and studying abroad.

Sienna Paulsen with Bird
October 4, 2022

While some recent college graduates move home, apply for jobs or continue their education, MCLA alumnus Sienna Paulsen '21 flew south for the birds.

Darsa Donelan spends time with research students studying magnetic storms from Jupiter and the Sun, in the Gustavus Observatory, and with Space Science Ambassadors that they trained.
October 4, 2022

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has announced MCLA Alum Darsa Donelan ‘09 as the Doc Brown Futures Award recipient.

A junco with a radio tag banded during an environmental science class at MCLA. The tags that are detected by the MOTUS receiving stations look very similar to this.
Photo provided by Dan Schustack.
September 21, 2022

The MCLA Environmental Studies Department was awarded $250,000 this summer through the Skills Capital Grant Program under the Baker-Polito Administration to benefit vocational and technical training programs.

September 19, 2022

During a summer as a research fellow at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Victoria Papa, Ph.D., found herself immersed in the archives of modernist authors.

Brett Westbrook and two others.
August 29, 2022

MCLA alum and Berkshire County Head Start Executive Director Brett Westbrook was selected to be one of the 2022 Commonwealth Heroines by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women last month.