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    1. Bay Path University names former Patrick administration adviser Elizabeth Cardona to multi-cultural post

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      Bay Path University names former Patrick administration adviser Elizabeth Cardona to multi-cultural post

      Elizabeth Cardona, of Springfield, is joining Bay Path University as executive director for multicultural affairs, international student life and assistant to provost for diversity and inclusion, the university announced Thursday. Cardona's duties will include outreach, retention, advocacy and support for the needs of first-generation and underrepresented minority students at Bay Path, according to a statement issued by the Longmeadow school. In the role, she will offer academic assistance, mentoring, coaching and leadership programs aimed at promoting multicultural awareness, diversity and inclusion to advance the mission of Bay Path University.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield College   Springfield

    2. Springfield teachers among best and brightest: Guest viewpoint

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      Springfield teachers among best and brightest: Guest viewpoint

      Last week, I had the awesome privilege of attending the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation's Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner at the Log Cabin. To say that I was impressed is an understatement. A Springfield school principal remarked to me upon my arrival, "This is the Oscars of the teaching community!" She was exactly right. I was amazed at the talent of the men and women in that room who are leaders and, dare I say, public servants in education. A number of cities and school districts were recognized and honored, including but not limited to Holyoke, Palmer, East Longmeadow ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    3. UMass announces new scholarship program for community college honors students

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      UMass announces new scholarship program for community college honors students

      UMass has participated in transfer programs that encourage students to take advantage of lower cost of community colleges while completing their degrees at the flagship campus but this is the first time it has provided money to help. According to the press release, UMass is making an initial commitment of about $360,000 on an annual basis by 2016. If successful, it would increase those contributions while seeking support from alumni and foundations to increase the number of scholarships available.  "I congratulate UMass Amherst on this visionary program which supports our Commonwealth's distinguished students," said Massachusetts Secretary of Education ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    4. Marketing of Russian robot gets help from Western New England University students | masslive.com

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      Marketing of Russian robot gets help from Western New England University students | masslive.com

      This semester, Manolakis and fellow senior marketing major Matt O'Connor, of Westfield, teamed up to prepare a marketing and launch campaign for XTurion and founder Sergey Kolyubin.  They did so via teleconference, Kolyubin on a screen looking at a Western New England University classroom with Manolakis, O'Connor, marketing professor Harlan E. Spotts as well as John Garvey, president of Garvey Communications Associates Inc., and entrepreneur Dan Koval of HeadsUp Design Co., based in Housatonic.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Westfield

    5. Hitchcock Center celebrates groundbreaking at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center celebrates groundbreaking at Hampshire College

      With the Hitchcock Center groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon at Hampshire College, the center has now launched an overall fundraising campaign to complete funding for the 9,000 square-foot project. The Building For the Future campaign has raised $4.6 million of the $5.8 million project cost. And now the center is asking the community at large to donate. A group of donors will match all donations given or pledged between now and May 31, of up to $100,000

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    6. University of Massachusetts chooses UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan

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      University of Massachusetts chooses UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan

      There can also be collaborations between the campuses, such as an effort he was involved with at UMass Lowell working together with the UMass medical school on a medical device development center. Meehan pledged to be ... Randy Phillis, president of ...Boston Globe (subscription)Sentinel & EnterpriseGloucester Daily Times

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massport   Springfield

    7. UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan, Harvard professor John Quelch UMass presidential finalists

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      UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan, Harvard professor John Quelch UMass presidential finalists

      Former Congressman and chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus Martin Meehan and Harvard professor John A. Quelch have been named the two finalists to become president of the UMass system.  The UMass Presidential Search Committee recommended the two at a meeting early Thursday.  The Board of Trustees will meet Friday to talk about the finalists and could actually vote on a new leader then.  President Robert L. Caret is leaving to become chancellor of the University of Maryland system.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Robert Caret

    8. Springfield residents eligible for $10,000 in scholarships from Springfield Partners for Community Action

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      Springfield residents eligible for $10,000 in scholarships from Springfield Partners for Community Action

      Springfield Partners for Community Action is offering ten $1,000 community scholarships to both adult learners and 2014 high school graduates. Since 2003 Springfield Partners has awarded more than 150 scholarships to low-income Springfield residents seeking economic self-sufficiency through education, according to a statement released by the agency. The state Department of Housing & Community Development has been the major funder of these scholarship awards over the years.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

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      Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

      Bay Path University opened the $13.7 million, 58,000-square-foot center on Jan. 5, moving both the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs off the university's main campus in Longmeadow.  The two-year occupational therapy program has 230 students, 127 of them first-year students who use the apartment and the labs a lot. The remainder are in the field as part of their second year of study. The program awards master's degrees.

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    10. Eating in style: American International College launches $8 million dining commons project

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      Eating in style: American International College launches $8 million dining commons project

      Faculty, staff, students and guests gathered at American International College on Monday to celebrate an $8 million renovation-expansion of AIC's dining commons, the first significant construction project on campus in 25 years. "I am so excited," said Rebecca Gray, a student in the Class of 2017. "Being only in my second year, it is really nice to see the school making so much change. It's a much needed improvement."

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      Mentions:   American International College   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    11. Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College

      Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Rep. Ellen Story, acting state Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Dan Burgess and Hampshire College president Jonathan Lash, are slated to speak a the Hitchcock center ground-braking May 1 on the college campus.  The center is building a 9,000-square-foot environmental education center at Hampshire College that will meet Living Building Challenge standards, the most advanced measure of sustainability. Fewer than 10 buildings have been certified, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    12. Holyoke Community College offers 'TEDx@HCC' day of talks

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      Holyoke Community College offers 'TEDx@HCC' day of talks

      TED is coming to HCC. Holyoke Community College (HCC) will hold its first TED talk event -- TED stands for technology, entertainment and design -- April 29 from 9:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. at Leslie Phillips Theater in the Fine & Performing Arts building at the 303 Homestead Ave. campus. TED Conferences LLC provide guidance for local versions of the program -- called a TEDx program, or in this case TEDx@HCC -- but such local events are locally organized, said Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, HCC Student Senate president.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    13. Holyoke Community College to offer free restaurant & hospitality training courses | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College to offer free restaurant & hospitality training courses | masslive

      For those hoping to break into or move up in the field of restaurant and hospitality, Holyoke Community College is looking to help.  The college is offering free classes to help train students. The classes will focus on core industry skills, including TIPS and ServSafe certifications, food and wine pairing, food prep skills, customer service, management and supervision.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    14. Westfield students continuing construction of Park Square gazebo

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      Westfield students continuing construction of Park Square gazebo

      Electrical wiring seniors from Westfield Vocational-Technical High School this week completed the rough wiring requirements of the new student-built gazebo at Park Square. For students like Kyle Thibodeao, 18, of Otis and Nicholas Pitoniak, 17, of Huntington, this week provided hands-on experience of what their work life will be after graduation in June. Both have full-time jobs lined up in their chosen career field following high school graduation.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    15. New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

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      New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

      State-of-the-art science equipment and labs throughout Bay State schools will help elevate the lives of immigrant families and student who come from less fortunate circumstances, as the commonwealth champions STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math) education, she said. Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick praised the Massachusetts School Building Authority, which Goldberg oversees, for its 80 percent reimbursement for the project and others in the city.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Acclaimed designer Maya Lin and national design firm Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Neilson Library at Smith College

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      Acclaimed designer Maya Lin and national design firm Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Neilson Library at Smith College

      Smith College officials on Wednesday announced that acclaimed designer Maya Lin and design firm Shepley Bulfinch have been chosen to redesign the main library at the Northampton women's college. College officials are banking on Lin and Shepley Bulfinch to re-imagine and redesign the William Allan Neilson Library into a world-class facility that preserves history and encourages new methods of learning. The Lin/Shepley Bulfinch team was chosen for the project after an international search.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton

    17. Boston Olympics depending on Springfield MBTA cars, says CEO of Boston 2024

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      Boston Olympics depending on Springfield MBTA cars, says CEO of Boston 2024

      Without Chinese manufacturer CNR Changchung's decision to locate a plant in Springfield and build new rail cars for the MBTA, Boston might not have any Olympic dreams, Richard Davey, CEO of Boston 2024 Partnership, said on Thursday. When Boston began considering its Olympic bid, Davey said the CNR deal was "number one of seven priorities" promoters considered as key to the city's pitch for the Olympic bid.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    18. STCC, Worcester State University partner to give transfer students 4-year degrees for $30,000 tuition

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      STCC, Worcester State University partner to give transfer students 4-year degrees for $30,000 tuition

      Students who complete their associates degrees at Springfield Technical Community College will be guaranteed a spot at Worcester State University to complete their bachelor's degree at a fixed four-year tuition of $30,000. During a Thursday meeting with the editorial board of The Republican and Masslive, STCC President Ira H. Rubenzahl and Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney said the partnership is part of a marketing effort that underscores the affordability and educational value of a public higher education. The agreement, which is similar to the one STCC and Holyoke Community College recently negotiated with Westfield State University ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Westfield State University

    19. WSU leaders, students among those calling for greater investment in higher ed

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      WSU leaders, students among those calling for greater investment in higher ed

      Westfield State University is doing its part to make a college education more accessible and affordable, now Westfield is joining with other universities across the state urging the Legislature to make a long-term investment in higher education. Westfield State University Preston will lead a delegation of students heading to Boston on Wednesday to join students from other state universities across the commonwealth to push for increased Statehouse funding for public higher education.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Springfield

    20. $75 million sought to promote innovative education programs in Springfield, other communities

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      $75 million sought to promote innovative education programs in Springfield, other communities

      Citing an urgent need for a college educated workforce in the Bay State, a new coalition formed by Boston-based MassINC is lobbying the Statehouse for a $75 million state budget item to fund innovative programs in high-needs communities such as Springfield. As they acknowledged the tight state-budget climate, leaders of the newly formed "Building on What Works Coalition" met on Monday with Springfield educators, elected officials and business leaders to outline the initiative and to seek additional coalition members as it prepares to lobby the Legislature for the funding.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    21. UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event

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      UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event

      Bringing together leaders in academia, industry and government, the launch event for the UMass Amherst Center for Data Science will include a keynote presentation by the head of the Computer Information Science & Engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation, paired research presentations between academic researchers and industry in the areas of health and biomedicine, energy and sustainability, information economy, and business analytics and an introduction to the new Center's mission, research agenda and collaboration opportunities.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst

    22. UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

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      UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

      Petersen, a professor in the veterinary and animal sciences department at UMass Amherst, since 2003 has served as executive director and a mentor for the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, a 15-institution alliance focused on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, according to a UMass press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. Western New England University students create dog toy, T-shirt, tote bag out of recycled material for Goodwill Industries | masslive

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      Western New England University students create dog toy, T-shirt, tote bag out of recycled material for Goodwill Industries | masslive

      Tasked with a way to use all those T-shirts donated to Goodwill Industries that cannot be sold again as T-shirts, a group of Western New England University students, all seniors, cut the shirts into strips and braided them into a knotted dog toy.  Goodwill liked it. Their professors liked it. Their peers liked it. But the final evaluation was made by an energetic pit bull/boxer mix owned by one of their professors.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Westfield

    24. UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing

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      UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing

      The University of Massachusetts College of Nursing will host about 300 students from Springfield, West Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Northampton and some from Brooklyn, New York for a Nursing Orientation & Celebration Conference at the Campus Center on March 28, according to Carmen Rosa, coordinator for the Achieving Diversity Initiative. "Increasing Workforce Diversity in Nursing is a project sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing. The principal investigator Dr. Jean Swinney wrote the grant and secured approximately $1 million. The goal of the grant is to increase representation for minority and disadvantaged individuals in the nursing workforce," Rosa said ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

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