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Close to Home   Students at Elms College tend to have local roots and want to remain in Western Mass. after graduation, Janet Williams said. Meanwhile, pharmacists are in demand […]

Christina Royal recently took the helm at Holyoke Community College. She brings with her a phrase, or saying, that she contrived and uses often as she talks about higher education […]

Course of Action Many students work hard to earn a college degree, then find there are no jobs that match their credentials. But the demand for people to work in […]


Amassing ‘Reputational Capital’ When Mark Fuller became a candidate for dean of the Isenberg School of Business at UMass Amherst, he saw an institution that was, by his estimation, “solid, […]

Joining the Fight At first, Carol Leary thought the e-mail she received in September was spam, and was wondering why it didn’t go into that particular folder. It was from […]

Closing the Gap Arlene Rodriguez says people who apply for a grant of any type need to have a compelling story about why the money is important. The vice president […]

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A New Test John Cook, who only recently became ineligible for BusinessWest’s Forty Under 40 program, took the reins at Springfield Technical Community College last month. Beyond youth — he’s […]

Unequal Rights? Todd Gazda stopped along the Riverwalk in Ludlow to admire the view a week ago and began talking with a senior citizen who was relaxing at the site. […]

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Learning Environment Not long after arriving on the Hampshire College campus in 2011, President Jonathan Lash asked students how long they believed it would be before the school could accurately […]

Life Lessons Jean Pao Wilson will never forget the moment she decided to homeschool her children. “I can still see the picture in my head; my children were sitting on […]

Study in Strategic Thinking Ramon Torrecilha took the helm at Westfield State University in late January. Well before he arrived, he understood that the school and its many constituencies were […]

Building a Launchpad Isiah Odunlami is an accountant by trade, currently handling audit and tax work for Springfield-based Moriarty & Primack. He enjoys the work, and, like most in this […]

For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, […]

New-school Thinking Carlos Santiago says it would be one of those proverbial ‘good problems to have.’ He was referring to the possibility that so many individuals will seek to take […]

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Now Friendly Rivals Located just seven miles apart as the crow flies, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College have always competed, and in vigorous fashion, for everything from […]