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Giving a Hand Up   On April 30, representatives from Holyoke Community College and the Springfield-based nonprofit I Found Light Against All Odds agreed to work closely to increase educational […]

Expanded Opportunity   On May 6, Senate leaders unveiled MassEducate, a proposal for tuition-free, universal community college for all Massachusetts residents, aimed at boosting the state’s workforce and expanding opportunity […]

Bay Path University President Sandy Doran

A Bold Step Forward   As she talked about how Bay Path University’s acquisition of Cambridge College came about — and, more importantly, why — Sandy Doran, Bay Path’s president, […]

workshop at UMass Amherst

Turning Ideas into Reality Ina Clark recalls her experience working for the Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, which was not a job performed in a vacuum. “You’re not […]

Striking Results Jasmine Kerrissey acknowledged that, when it comes to labor and business management, it’s difficult, but not impossible, to chart who’s winning and losing the various types of skirmishes […]

The top of Courniotes Hall is covered with plastic

After the Fire When a lightning strike set fire to Courniotes Hall at American International College (AIC) on July 27, the safety of everyone in the building was the paramount […]

Change of Course Sarai Andrades is a second-year student at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). She’s enrolled in the health sciences program, with the goal of starting work toward a […]

Professors Warren Hall and Jennifer DeForge

Strong Foundation Warren Hall calls April 23, 2013 — the day the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved architecture and building technology as a two-year associate-degree program at Springfield Technical […]

Harry Dumay

Embracing Differences Harry Dumay said he was disappointed, though perhaps not surprised, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of race-based criteria in college admissions on June 29. […]

Zelda Harris

Courting an Opportunity Zelda Harris says she was already aware that Western New England University (WNE) was looking for a dean for its law school — a search firm had […]

A Calling to Serve George Timmons recalled a conversation he had a with a friend — a college president and mentor — several years back. He had a simple question […]

GCC campus, as a whole, is innovative and entrepreneurial

A Potential Game Changer John Cook says that, while the cost of a community-college education (roughly $7,000 per year) isn’t high, at least when compared with that of a four-year […]

Izabella Martinez

Taking Themselves More Seriously At first, Izabella Martinez said, she was somewhat intimidated by the prospect of taking college courses when she was only a freshman in high school. But […]

Hubert Benitez

It’s Not Simply Academic With high-school graduation numbers down in the U.S. and college enrollments following suit, Hubert Benitez says higher-education institutions must take a multi-pronged approach to enrollment management […]

HCC President Christina Royal

Looking Back — and Ahead   Christina Royal wanted to make one thing clear. Her decision to step down as president of Holyoke Community College (HCC) later this year has […]