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The Mount Holyoke women's lacrosse team, led by captains Kirsten Kilburn, left, Brianne Phelan and Naomi Miller, was praised recently after they cleaned up a mess left by another team at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.

Mount Holyoke lacrosse team pays it forward — and reaps unexpected return

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — It’s difficult for the captains of the Mount Holyoke College lacrosse team to explain why they cleaned up a mess they did not make while waiting for a flight at Bradley International Airport to spring training. The team was headed to West Palm Beach, Fla., for its annual spring training trip last month when another team waiting … 0

Anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to speak at Amherst College April 29

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — Conservative author, commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will speak at Amherst College April 29. D’Souza, director of the anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America” and the forthcoming documentary “America,” will give his talk at 8 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at an event sponsored by the Amherst College Republicans and Amherst Political Union. His focus is expected to be on what the world … 0

UMass students revise demonstration to take focus off of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — After a day rethinking their plans, University of Massachusetts students have decided to hold a demonstration in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on campus Wednesday instead of at a public intersection where they had expected representatives of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas to picket. Westboro church leaders … 1

Making News: MHC new hires, UMass Fullbright, new STEM program at STCC

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mount Holyoke names new hires SOUTH HADLEY — Two new administrators have been hired at Mount Holyoke College. Marcella Runell Hall, faculty member at the New York University school of social work and founding director of a multifaith … 0

Famed soccer manager will lecture at Harvard

Sunday, April 6, 2014

BOSTON — After years of giving pointers to soccer players, Alex Ferguson will pass his knowledge along to executives. The former Manchester United manager and the most successful coach in British soccer history has been hired by Harvard Business School for a long-term position. He will lecture to … 0

Smith College appoints Marianne Yoshioka as new dean of the School for Social Work

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College has named Marianne Yoshioka as the new dean of the School for Social Work, succeeding Carolyn Jacobs who plans to retire May 17. Yoshioka, associate dean for academic affairs at the Columbia University School … 0

Retired professor Elaine Marieb offers $1 million fundraising challenge to benefit Holyoke Community College

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

HOLYOKE — When Elaine Marieb was a Holyoke Community College anatomy professor, she was so disappointed in what she saw as inadequate materials from commercial publishers, she created her own anatomy drawings for her students and went on … 0

Whole Children chorus to perform at Newman Center as part of events sponsored by Autism Speaks U

Monday, March 31, 2014

AMHERST — Joyful Noise, the chorus at Whole Children in Hadley, will perform a free concert at the Newman Center, 472 North Pleasant St., Tuesday. The concert at 5:30 p.m. is part of events by the Autism Speaks U chapter at the University of Massachusetts campus. In addition … 1

Williams pays $86,000 to settle tip lawsuit

Friday, March 28, 2014

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College has agreed to pay $86,000 total to dozens of servers, wait staff and bartenders the school employed to cater off-campus and non-college events. The Berkshire Eagle reports that under a settlement approved by a judge, the money will go to 58 current and former … 0

Williams pays $86,000 to settle tip lawsuit

Friday, March 28, 2014

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College has agreed to pay $86,000 total to dozens of servers, wait staff and bartenders the school employed to cater off-campus and non-college events. The Berkshire Eagle reports that under a settlement approved by a judge, the money will go to 58 current and former … 0

Gov. Deval Patrick to be main speaker at University of Massachusetts commencement in Amherst

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AMHERST — Gov. Deval L. Patrick, completing his second term in office, will offer the main address at the University of Massachusetts Amherst undergraduate commencement in May. The university announced Wednesday that Patrick will be at the May 9 event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni … 0

Gov. Deval Patrick to give keynote at UMass Amherst graduation

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AMHERST - Gov. Deval L. Patrick will give the main address at this year's University of Massachusetts Amherst undergraduate commencement. The ceremony is scheduled Friday, May 9. Patrick will be speaking to about 5,000 students who are receiving bachelor’s degrees, along with their families and friends at the … 0

Students to meet with Subbaswamy to discuss Blowout

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts students who allege law enforcement was too tough on crowds during the Blarney Blowout March 8 will get a chance to meet with campus administrators, including Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, this week. A group calling itself “This is UMass” is putting together “a public … 0