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    1. Western New England clinic looks for small biz owners needing help

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      Western New England clinic looks for small biz owners needing help

      The Western New England University Small Business Legal Clinic is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking legal assistance for the fall 2016 semester, according to a news release. Under faculty supervision, law students assist clients with legal issues including choice of entity, employment policies, contract drafting, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property issues relating to trademark applications and copyright. This is a free service available to local businesses that would not otherwise have the resources to obtain these types of services.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    2. New Westfield State Leader Is Focused on Student Success

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      New Westfield State Leader Is Focused on Student Success

      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 poised to move forward and get to the next level. Since arriving, he’s only become more convinced that the institution is ready to make a positive leap. The challenge ahead is taking the ambitious goals that the school has put down on paper and making them reality.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Westfield

    3. United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

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      United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

      United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peter Pan Bus Lines will launch the annual Stuff the Bus campaign with a press-conference event on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. outside the Target store at the Holyoke Mall. The campaign will collect new school supplies from July 29 through Aug. 16. The supplies will be distributed in new backpacks to children who are homeless in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield, and South Hadley. “Many children in our community facing homelessness don’t have the tools needed to excel in school. We want to make sure that these students begin ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   West Springfield   Six Flags New England

    4. Asnuntuck CC breaks ground for new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center | masslive.com

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      Asnuntuck CC breaks ground for new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center | masslive.com

      Asnuntuck Community College ceremonially broke ground last week for its 27,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center building.  The facility will include smart classrooms, along with computer, 3-D printer, CNC machining and metrology laboratories, according to a news release.  The new building, coupled with the existing space, will result in a total of 50,000 square feet of dedicated space for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology department.

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    5. Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

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      Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

       Springfield Technical Community College will offer an electrical apprenticeship program with four levels of classes beginning Sept. 13. All apprentices who enter the trade must complete 600 hours of classroom instruction. Each of the four courses consists of 168 classroom hours, and completion of the four classes will meet the requirement of the Massachusetts Board of Electrical Examiners, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    6. Elms Unveils Its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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      Elms Unveils Its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

      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 field, finds the ability to help clients grasp issues and solve specific problems quite rewarding. But while he’s obviously an accomplished ‘numbers guy,’ ‘bean counter,’ or whatever else one chooses to call those in this field, he believes he has other talents — as a leader, role model, and motivator. He’s done a few motivational talks, including some before young people in his hometown of Providence, R.I., and recently pieced together a ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Elms College

    7. UMass receives $870,000 grant to train nursing students to screen for drug and alcohol...

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      UMass receives $870,000 grant to train nursing students to screen for drug and alcohol...

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the college an $870,000 grant to develop the training. Over 500 students are expected to participate over a three-year period. The project is one of only 12 to be funded nationally by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    8. State awards $1.2 million to Peck School in Holyoke to implement 'school transformation'

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      State awards $1.2 million to Peck School in Holyoke to implement 'school transformation'

      The state awarded Holyoke Public Schools $1.2 million in grant funding to redesign William R. Peck Full Service Community School. The funds may be used over a four-year period, which must include three years of implementation.  Peck was the subject of both criticism and several investigations this year after a report released by the Disability Law Center detailed pages of alleged abuse of students with disabilities.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program

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      Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program

      Westfield State University will use a $250,000 grant to transition to a self-operated food services program with emphasis on purchasing from local and regional providers. The university has enlisted the University of Massachusetts Amherst Dining to assist the local transition using grant funding from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, WSU president Ramon S. Torrecilha announced in a release Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Amherst

    10. Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents

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      Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents

      Fifty Holyoke residents will be admitted at no charge to a new culinary program Holyoke Community College is establishing at the Cubit Building in a three-way agreement among the city, the college and MGM Springfield. Holyoke is getting $500,000 upfront from the $1.28 million in neighboring community impact payments Mayor Alex Morse negotiated to receive from MGM over the course of 15 years. Rory Casey, Morse's chief of staff, said Wednesday that the city has an agreement to turn over the $500,000 to HCC to help fund the culinary arts program so long as 50 Holyoke ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    11. AIC, New England Public Radio Announce Partnership

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      American International College (AIC) and New England Public Radio (NEPR) announced a new partnership intended to benefit students at the college and enhance coverage for NEPR. WAIC 91.9 FM has become the newest station to join the NEPR News Network, providing Hampden County with a 24-hour public-radio news service on the FM dial. New England Public Radio’s programming partners include National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International, among others, presenting programs like Morning Edition, Here & Now, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, On Point, and the BBC World Service.

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    12. Elms College Receives Nearly $300,000 Grant

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      Elms College Receives Nearly $300,000 Grant

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has received a grant of $263,817 from the Davis Educational Foundation for the college’s new ASPIRE (Academic Success Program Impacting Retention and Engagement) program. Central to Elms College’s mission is a commitment to ensure educational success for all students, including those who are traditionally underserved. The main goal of ASPIRE is to help all students successfully finish their degrees by offering dedicated resources and support throughout their studies at Elms College. “ASPIRE is designed to provide the most critical resources for a comprehensive approach to student success,” said Joyce ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    13. Elms College, Western New England University School of Law announce 3+3 program

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      Elms College, Western New England University School of Law announce 3+3 program

       Elms College in Chicopee and the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield are set to announce later this month a "3+3" program that could allow students to complete a bachelor's degree and a law school education in six years instead of the typical seven. "This is trying to be more responsive to what students want," said Eric Gouvin, dean and professor of law at WNE. "This is ideal for the student whose life was interrupted — maybe they are coming back from active duty or they had to leave school — and they really want to get ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Western New England University   Springfield

    14. Robotics, iPads, museum trip funded by $11,000 grant from Friends of Holyoke Public Schools

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      Robotics, iPads, museum trip funded by $11,000 grant from Friends of Holyoke Public Schools

      Robotics, iPads and a trip to a science museum were among ways teachers used $11,000 in grants awarded by the Friends of Holyoke Public Schools. "We received a lot of great proposals this year from dedicated teachers aiming to further enrich the lives of their students," Christian Lachapelle, president of the group's board of directors, said Monday in a press release.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    15. Elms College, WNEU to Establish Law School Agreement

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      Elms College and Western New England University School of Law will execute a ‘3+3’ agreement this month that allows students to apply for admission to the law school and begin their legal education during their senior year at Elms College. This could shorten the time for students to earn both their bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from seven years to six years.

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    16. CEO Scott Given of UP Education Network, group taking over struggling Springfield school,...

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      CEO Scott Given of UP Education Network, group taking over struggling Springfield school,...

      The CEO of UP Education Network, the charter system that's taking over a struggling Springfield middle school this fall, has announced his resignation. CEO Scott Given said in a statement last week that he will stay with UP until early winter 2016, "laying the groundwork for a successful handoff." This past winter, Given and the organization's board of trustees decided that it would be a good time for him to step down, according to UP spokeswoman Victoria Criado.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. STCC's Gateway to College -- providing path to high school diploma, college credit --...

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      STCC's Gateway to College -- providing path to high school diploma, college credit --...

      For those facing such obstacles, Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College is a non-traditional high school program that serves students who are not successful in a traditional high school setting. Many students who apply to the program have disengaged from their studies and are looking for an opportunity to achieve their high school diploma in an alternative setting, said Jennifer Sánchez, Gateway to College program director at STCC.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    18. MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

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      MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

      MassMutual announced Friday that it will donate $15 million to University of Massachusetts computer science programs over the next 10 years. Of the $15 million, $12 million will support the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Data Science with additional faculty, a doubling of the number of available courses and an expansion of the master's degree program. In Springfield, the company will donate $3 million over 10 years to expand a cybersecurity certificate program taught at the university's center in MassMutual owned Tower Square. The cybersecurity certificate program is an eight-week, 15-credit-hour program. "We believe the world ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    19. UMass Generates Record $6.2B in Economic Impact

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      UMass Generates Record $6.2B in Economic Impact

      The University of Massachusetts was responsible for $6.2 billion in economic activity in Massachusetts last year — a record high — and helped to support more than 43,000 jobs statewide, President Marty Meehan announced Tuesday. “UMass educates more students than any college or university in the Commonwealth and is one of the state’s three largest research universities, but it also has a profound impact on the Massachusetts economy based on the scope and reach of its operations,” Meehan said. “UMass is a vital economic engine for the Commonwealth, and its impact is felt in every community and by virtually ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

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      Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

      Massachusetts has more adult degree-holders than any other state with 51.5 percent of adults ages 25 to 54 possessing a four-year degree or better. But Massachusetts is projected to end the decade with fewer working age college-educated residents than it began with unless the rate of degree production improves, the study said. The report estimates that 660,000 college-educated workers plan to retire in the next five years.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield

    21. Melissa Morriss-Olson Selected for Leadership-development Program

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      Melissa Morriss-Olson Selected for Leadership-development Program

      Bay Path University announced that Melissa Morriss-Olson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2016-17 Executive Leadership Academy.  Individuals chosen for the year-long program are vice presidents or cabinet officers in higher education who may wish to consider a presidency of an independent college or university. Morriss-Olson will participate in two seminars in Washington, D.C.; the opening seminar will take place July 11-13, 2016, and the closing seminar will be held June 19-21, 2017. She will also ...

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    22. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

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      Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Baystate Medical Center and its Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the newly established Better Together Grants Program. Formerly known as the DoN Grant Program, Better Together unites healthcare and community-based nonprofit organizations across Baystate Health’s service areas to shape future healthcare and human services. The aim is to develop approaches that, by targeting the social determinants of health, will improve people’s overall well-being and make area communities healthier places to live.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    23. Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

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      Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

      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, as the importance of such education becomes ever more apparent, the challenges to providing it continue to mount. Square One is trying to meet those challenges through vital connections to a host of constituencies.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    24. Robert Kleine III Named Dean of WNEU College of Business

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      Robert Kleine III Named Dean of WNEU College of Business

      Robert Kleine III has been named dean of the Western New England University (WNEU) College of Business, effective July 1. He succeeds Dean Julie Siciliano, who is retiring after 30 years at WNEU.  Linda Jones, WNEU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, announced the appointment, citing Kleine’s academic accomplishments and strong record of institutional leadership. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Kleine as our new dean, and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to develop new academic programs and to advance the College of Business and the university,” she said.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

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