1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Westfield State College would become Westfield State University under bill approved by Massachusetts House

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 8 2010)

      Westfield State College would become Westfield State University under bill approved by Massachusetts House Westfield State College and the eight other state colleges would be joined in a new state university segment, according to the bill. Supporters said the name change may help the campuses attract more leading students and donations and achieve a higher status. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Westfield

    2. Westfield State College to expand its criminal justice program with a campus in Southbridge

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 7 2010)

      The new campus will be open by next September, and perhaps as early as January. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    3. Economic development secretary Gregory Bialecki touts Prima North America of Chicopee as Mass. manufacturing model

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 18 2010)

      Economic development secretary Gregory Bialecki touts Prima North America of Chicopee as Mass. manufacturing model State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory P. Bialecki hailed Chicopee's Prima North America as an example of what is going right with manufacturing in Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. UMass gets emergency planning grants to help communities in times of disaster

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2010)

      The university has received $368,000 in emergency planning grants from the state and federal governments, and some of that money will pay for two trailers full of sheltering supplies to serve at least 600 people. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    5. Grant set to aid women researchers

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2010)

      The grant was awarded to Santore, Rebecca Spencer, an assistant professor of psychology, and Barbara Pearson of the UMass Research Development Office. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    6. Renaissance School may relocate to Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 9 2010)

      Since opening in 2006, The Renaissance School has prided itself on sending a high percentage of graduates to college. Now, the school itself could be bound for a college campus under a plan to relocate the combination middle and high school to the Springfield Technical Community College’s Technology Park. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    7. Editorial: Springfield's State Street gets its groove back

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 4 2010)

      Editorial: Springfield's State Street gets its groove back State Street has a dignity to it again. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    8. STCC graduating class largest in 3 decades

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 3 2010)

      “This is our largest class in three decades,” STCC President Ira H. Rubenzahl said. He urged the graduates to acknowledge their parents, spouses, relatives and friends who supported them as well as the faculty and staff of STCC. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center

    9. Colleges extend roles in Springfield incubator

      Explore masshightech.com (May 27 2010)

      Colleges extend roles in Springfield incubator The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Springfield Technical Community College announced today that they are taking on leadership roles with the Springfield Incubator, with UMass executive Marla Michel being named director of the incubator and a UMass spinoff moving in as a tenant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. Holyoke Community College Board of Trustees discuss capital improvements

      Explore masslive.com (May 25 2010)

      Holyoke Community College Board of Trustees discuss capital improvements HCC officials are spending about $800,000 in federal stimulus money to renovate the admissions center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   The Republican

    11. Westfield State College joins 5 other Massachusetts institutions hoping to change name to 'university'

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2010)

      Westfield State College joins 5 other Massachusetts institutions hoping to change name to 'university' Westfield State is among six Massachusetts state colleges looking for legislative approval to change their name designations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Amherst

    12. Great Barrington businesses bonding

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (May 21 2010)

      A contingent of local merchants are exploring the creation of a Business Improvement District in the downtown area. The district would be able to raise funds, apply for grants and represent the interests of businesspeople downtown. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    13. Defining Diversity

      Explore BusinessWest (May 20 2010)

      Defining Diversity Lorie Valle-Yanez, chief diversity officer for MassMutual, said that diversity means much more than implementing hiring practices that encourage the inclusion of the various demographic groups that comprise modern society. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Big Y Foods   Springfield College

    14. Massachusetts' unemployment rate dips to 9.2 percent

      Explore masslive.com (May 20 2010)

      Massachusetts added more than 19,000 jobs last month, helping the state’s unemployment rate drop to 9.2 percent from 9.3 percent the previous month, and indicating an economic recovery. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   The Republican

    15. Massachusetts Senate fiscal 2011 budget would slash local aid about 4 percent

      Explore masslive.com (May 19 2010)

      Senate budget leaders on Wednesday released a lean state budget for next fiscal year that slashes local aid by about 4 percent, cuts higher education and seizes much of a no-interest state loan made to Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    16. American International College plans $13 million redevelopment project of State Street in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2010)

      American International College plans $13 million redevelopment project of State Street in Springfield American International College is proposing a $13 million redevelopment project on State Street that will include renovation and reuse of the long-vacant, boarded Mason Square fire station to include a cyber cafe, college radio station and possibly a small art gallery. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   The Republican

    17. Home sales increase nearly 24% in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2010)

      Home sales increase nearly 24% in Pioneer Valley Home sales in the Pioneer Valley increased by 23.4 percent last month from 299 in April 2009 to 369. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Westfield

    18. Potential Holyoke computing center sites pose different challenges

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2010)

      Potential Holyoke computing center sites pose different challenges The plan is to announce sometime in the summer which of the two sites will house the $100 million computing center. Construction is to begin by fall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    19. Amherst eyes downtown business improvement district

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2010)

      Amherst eyes downtown business improvement district Ann M. Burke from the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is creating the plan based on what people in those groups and others said they would like to see accomplished in such a district, said Barry L. Roberts, a developer and improvement district committee member. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst College   Springfield

    20. Westfield State plans downtown student housing

      Explore masslive.com (May 15 2010)

      In what will be one of the first major steps in a town-gown partnership to revitalize this city's central business district, Westfield State College will lease a downtown apartment building as a launch site for student housing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

    21. Doing Business in: Springfield

      Explore BusinessWest (May 13 2010)

      As president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Denver knows that a lot of work needs to happen in the city he’s called home for most of his life — and, for all but four years since 1980, where he’s worked as well. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    22. UMass, New Mexico State, USC among 2010 Tip-Off Classic basketball teams

      Explore masslive.com (May 11 2010)

      UMass, New Mexico State, USC among 2010 Tip-Off Classic basketball teams The Minutemen will play New Mexico State in Springfield among its four tourney games. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    23. UMass-Amherst receives record 31,300 applications | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2010)

      UMass-Amherst receives record 31,300 applications | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com The University of Massachusetts campus here received a record number of applicants and is on target to bring in $3 million more in revenue with the addition of several hundred out-of-state students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    24. Springfield Promise Program fuels college dreams

      Explore masslive.com (May 8 2010)

      Springfield Promise Program fuels college dreams Miguelina Felix, 17, is on her way to becoming the first member of her family to attend college, and she thanks the Springfield Promise program for helping that dream become a reality. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College

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