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DeAnna Wardwell '22 with Food Pantry items
October 15, 2020

A group of MCLA student volunteers have devised new ways for their peers to access the College's food pantry while complying with COVID-19 restrictions.

Part of the MCLA BCRC's Hostile Terrain exhibition, opening in February, will be a display of more than 3,200 toe tags, each representing someone who died attempting to cross the Sonoran Desert to reach the U.S.
October 14, 2020

This academic year, MCLA students are interacting with and contributing to a Berkshire Cultural Resource Center exhibit that sheds light on U.S. border policy and the casualties to which it contributes.

MCLA students kayak at Windsor Lake in North Adams.
October 2, 2020

MCLA's Environmental Studies students are venturing outside more than ever this year. A new partnership with the College's Environmental Studies Department and the City of North Adams has allowed the department to reserve the pavilion at Windsor Lake, just up the road from campus, for multiple Environmental Studies classes

September 22, 2020

This academic year, Assistant Professor of English Victoria Papa will have the opportunity to delve deep into her scholarly research via a fellowship at the Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center.

Alliey Pevay '16 with NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman
September 22, 2020

A professional arts manager, Alliey Pevay '16 is guest services associate and associate digital content editor at the Berkshire Museum, enhancing visitors’ experiences and producing educational and promotional content.

BSM Cleanroom
August 31, 2020

As Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing (BSM) in Lee, Mass., has grown, many MCLA alumni have grown there, too.

Radiologic Technology grads
August 18, 2020

MCLA's first radiologic technology graduates have worked hard to get to this point, facing the closure of Southern Vermont College, which originally housed their program before MCLA became the school's official teach-out partner, and then a pandemic that caused MCLA's spring semester to move to a remote format. Still, the program earned a 91% pass rate on its board exams this year.

BRAINworks online
August 12, 2020

Since 2018, the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network (BRAINworks) has offered free in-person professional development for local educators, focusing on integrating the arts into their curriculums. But when all schools, public and private, went virtual this year, BRAINworks' programming became even more crucial.

Emily Sienkiewicz
August 3, 2020

Emily Sienkiewicz '21 has loved the Library of Congress since she visited it during a trip to Washington, D.C. when she was 13. This summer, though she's not there in person, she's contributing as a Junior Fellow to the Library's important work.

Buddy Walk
August 3, 2020

Two MCLA students, Amanda Bortman and Max Martel, are interning for Berkshire County Arc this summer, using their communications skills to help tell the stories of BCArc’s staff.