As she teaches MCLA students, Dr. Hannah Haynes continues to research and publish work as an expert in critical race studies. An MCLA Faculty Incentive Award allowed her to write a chapter for the forthcoming book "White Supremacy and the American Media," which will be published by Routledge in November 2021.
Mei Craig '22 and Isabel Costa '21 spent the summer reporting on the Berkshires with the Greylock Glass, covering everything from local businesses to performing arts to agriculture.
McMillan is a triple graduate of MCLA--he majored in education as an undergrad and finished his degree in 2014, graduated with a master's degree in education in 2017, and is a 2018 alum of Leadership Academy, which prepares educators to become effective school administrators. He'll even be back this fall to teach an undergrad/graduate course in education, Reading in the Content Area.
Samantha White '19, an art major at MCLA, is using her curation skills and artistic eye on a new project: Terra, a curated secondhand shop on Ashland Street in North Adams.
MCLA's 2020-21 Faculty Accomplishments, from grants and publications to public service and community projects.
We're reflecting back on the impressions all our MCLA students made this year. The following students were recognized at the end of the Spring 2021 semester for going above and beyond in their studies, as club and organization leaders, and as community citizens. MCLA also offers more than 100 scholarships for qualifying students. We're proud of each and every MCLA student and are proud to share this list with the world.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the Berkshires and changed everything about the way we work, live, and interact, the staff at MCLA's MountainOne Wellness Center have been working around the clock—first to help plan the College's pandemic response activities, then to coordinate testing and contact tracing while also seeing students for various other health-related issues as usual.
MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center produced an extensive slate of virtual programming, exhibitions, and discussions this academic year, all focused on using art as a catalyst for advocacy and a deeper understanding of current social issues like immigration, racism, and public health.
Though it wasn't possible to pack the Amsler Campus Center with visitors this year, MCLA still brought diverse voices, thought leadership, and expert perspectives to campus through virtual lectures. Thousands of people, from students to community members to parents and alumni located far from campus, were able to enjoy these events from their homes.
Before the pandemic, the MCLA Volunteer Center was running regular weekly programs, with participation from more than 200 student volunteers and community members. The COVID-19 pandemic forced it to pivot, but the staff and student volunteers rose to the occasion, expanding food pantry access, developing virtual programming, and keeping as much of its usual activities going as possible despite pandemic restrictions.