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    1. A Matter of Perspective

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      A Matter of Perspective

      Meehan, who said he essentially put himself on a track for either of those pursuits, eventually became chancellor of UMass Lowell, where, by all accounts, he led a stunning resurgence at the school.  And last month, he was chosen to succeed Robert Caret as president of the entire university system, thus becoming the first UMass undergrad (he earned a degree in education and political science at the Lowell campus) and first chancellor within the five campuses to ascend to the president’s office.

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    2. Community Spotlight: Westfield

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      Community Spotlight: Westfield

      New buildings are under construction, while older ones that sat empty for as long as a decade are being transformed and repurposed. Phase I of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail is underway, work is being done in the so-called Gaslight District, and other initiatives are becoming a reality.  “Fourteen years ago, Mayor [Richard] Sullivan showed me his plan for the city, and I saw what the future could be,” said Knapik, adding that this action plan and its prospects for becoming reality led him to seek election to the City Council, where he held a seat from 2001 to 2009 ...

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    3. Mason Square early childhood center plan moving ahead in Springfield

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      Mason Square early childhood center plan moving ahead in Springfield

      The Early Childhood Center, which will house up to 14 pre-kindergarten classrooms, is one of five programs in Massachusetts sharing a total of $60 million from the preschool development expansion grant initiated by the Obama administration. In December when the grants were announced, Springfield School Superintendent Daniel Warwick said research clearly shows that "students who are exposed to quality early education, enter kindergarten poised for greater success than those who have not had that opportunity."

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    4. University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus

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      University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus

      In a move to increase the number of physicians in the state and improve health care here, the University of Massachusetts Medical School is expanding its footprint into Western Massachusetts. The commonwealth's only public medical school, in conjunction with Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will open a regional clinical campus in Springfield. It will focus on training future physicians in the much-needed areas of rural and urban primary care, and be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. Besides its neighborhood clinics and other outpatient facilities, Baystate has four area hospitals with plans to acquire a fifth, Noble in ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    5. State awards $4.48 million to school turnaround efforts in Springfield, Worcester

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      State awards $4.48 million to school turnaround efforts in Springfield, Worcester

      The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded $4.48 million, in total, to three Springfield middle schools and a Worcester school that teaches preschool through grade six. The schools to receive funding are: Elm Park Community School in Worcester, $1,300,000; Duggan Middle School in Springfield, $1,065,000; Springfield's Van Sickle Middle School, $1,060,000; and Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, $1,055,000.

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    6. UMass President Robert Caret announces $1.7 million in grants to UMass faculty

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces $1.7 million in grants to UMass faculty

      University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret announced the awarding of $1.17 million in grants to UMass faculty members at all five campuses. The awards fund work ranging from a project that will see faculty members engage with industry partners in the development of a big data research center in Amherst, to a project aimed at bringing local history to life for Lawrence school children, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    7. Fresh Start program gives struggling Springfield students a chance to succeed, give back

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      Fresh Start program gives struggling Springfield students a chance to succeed, give back

      Faith Marrero, 17, has always dreamed of becoming a pediatrician. But over the years, life got challenging and she was left homeless, struggling to maintain relationships with her parents and make it through high school. "I was so behind on credits I never thought I would make it through high school, let alone get into college," said Marrero. On Wednesday night, she will graduate from the Springfield High School of Science and Technology and go on to American International College where she has received a $44,000 scholarship. She will study biology with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician or ...

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    8. UMass, Jawaharial Nehru University climate change collaboration strengthens both institutions, research

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      UMass, Jawaharial Nehru University climate change collaboration strengthens both institutions, research

      It's not atypical for a University of Massachusetts researcher to collaborate with another university, but what makes the gathering this week between researchers here and from Jawaharlal Nehru University is the scope. "This is a new initiative for us," said Jack Ahearn, vice provost of International Programs. "Historically what we have done is have collaborations between faculty members with international universities one-on-one."

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    9. LightHouse receives $125K donation, signs 10-year lease for downtown Holyoke building

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      LightHouse receives $125K donation, signs 10-year lease for downtown Holyoke building

      LightHouse is an alternative education program that will offer students an individualized learning opportunity during their teenage years. The founders are Catherine Gobron, the current program director of North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens, and Josiah Litant, an education consultant who formerly worked in the dean of students office at Hampshire College.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Holyoke

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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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    24. 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

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