Home News Education



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 […]

Change in the Making A few years after it almost merged with another institution, President Ed Wingenbach understands that Hampshire College isn’t out of the woods yet. But he believes […]

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 […]

WESTFIELD — Westfield State University will host a virtual information session for the master of science in accounting (MSA) program on Wednesday, Jan., 25 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The […]

Vanessa Ford (left) said CMSS provides more than just singing

Music Heals the Soul After the pandemic, one in 10 people under the age of 18 experienced a mental-health condition, and one in five young people reported that the pandemic […]

Warren Leigh, co-chair of the HCC Culinary Arts program.

What’s Cooking?     Restaurant work is not easy. Maureen Hindle knows that, having graduated from Holyoke Community College’s (HCC) Culinary Arts program in 2013 and working as a sous […]

Caroline Gear says the pandemic brought challenges

What’s the Word?   A global pandemic hit businesses and nonprofits in different ways. For the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI), which relies on a steady flow of international […]