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Sixth Grade Students visit MCLA for the annual Berkshire County Goes to College day

6th Grade Goes to College 2014

Last week, MCLA hosted approximately 400 sixth grade students from Berkshire County as they visited campus to participate in workshops with MCLA faculty and staff. This powerful and motivational program for the students encouraged educational success and ways to aspire higher education. This program is made possible by the Berkshire Compact.

MCLA announces Dr. Charles F. Desmond as keynote speaker for 115th Commencement exercises

Dr. Charles F. Desmond

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles F. Desmond, chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, educator, and community and civic leader, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service. Read more

Professor Jones-Sneed receives 2014 Berkshire Award

Frances Jones-Sneed awarded a 2014 Berkshire Award by the Berkshire Museum

On Friday, March 21, MCLA History Professor Frances Jones-Sneed was awarded a 2014 Berkshire Award by the Berkshire Museum for her work showcasing the African experience in the Berkshires. The award celebrates the work of individuals who have made significant contributions to the region. Read more

Commissioner Freeland pays a visit to MCLA

Commisioner Freeland

On Thursday, March 20, Commissioner Richard Freeland of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education visited MCLA and met with faculty, staff, and later attended a Board of Trustees meeting. The commissioner also participated in a roundtable discussion with students who shared their experiences on the importance of public higher education.

Gloria Steinem brings an eye-opening testimonial to MCLA

Gloria Steinem

The MCLA Church Street Center was filled when writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist Gloria Steinem took the stage for the MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series. She drew a large crowd from the MCLA community and beyond! Read more about the lecture from the Berkshire Eagle.

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U.S. News and World Report For the third consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was named as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College in a list of 2014 rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Read more 

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