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MCLA Named Top Four-Year Public College in MA for Gender Equality

A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as the top four-year public institution among only a small handful of schools to achieve gender equality.
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‘A Moment in Time’: Prof Delivers TEDx Talk

A TEDx North Adams event would not be complete without a talk about the integral role the arts play in the region, especially when the theme is “community.” And no one is more qualified to share her big ideas on the subject than MCLA’s own Dr. Lisa Donovan, professor of arts management. ... Read More

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MCLA Tops List of Best Equity Campuses Across the U.S.

A new report from USC’s Race and Equity Center has identified MCLA as one of the top public institutions nationally for serving black students well. According to Dr. Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, chief diversity officer, this recognition is a call to action and further impetus for infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do... Read More

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MCLA Announces ‘Black History Month’ Events for February

This year’s celebration of Black History Month includes a number of events that are free and open to the public, including a one-man show performed by Emmy Award-winning actor Ron Jones, “The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle.” ... Read More


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