Today the Presidents from the fifteen Massachusetts Community Colleges announced in a joint statement that their colleges would all be continuing to offer primarily remote, online, and hybrid learning, with limited in-person courses, in the Spring 2021 semester.
Massachusetts STEM Week 2020 takes place from October 19 – 23 and is organized by the Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council in partnership with the state’s 9…
After being elected by her peers and officially appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Sept. 2, Judith Roberts, executive director of The Literacy Project, has joined the Greenfield Community College (GCC) board of trustees.
MassBay Community College is pleased to announce that student success rates from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Starter Academy Summer Program, which ran virtually for two weeks in August, prior to the start of fall STEM classes, increased STEM students’ math skills, placement scores, and confidence.
Yves Salomon-Fernández and Christina Royal, the presidents of Greenfield and Holyoke community colleges, respectively, both said Thursday that the colleges have been asking Black students to share stories about their experiences and backgrounds as equity efforts continue.
“Our perception is that we need to bring everyone together. We need to acknowledge everyone’s experiences, approach this work with humility, and understand that we are all striving toward the same goal,” Salomon-Fernández said. “We will make mistakes but we will learn from those mistakes and support one another.”
There is that hint of fall in the air. Nights are cooler, days are shorter and students are going back to college campuses across the country.
However, the pandemic has changed the college landscape.
There’s been a great deal of talk about four-year colleges and universities as students move back onto campuses, or maybe just log in remotely.
But what about Massachusetts’ community colleges?
The public-private partnership will offer cannabis classes, internships and other programming to people who have been negatively affected by the War on Drugs or live in disproportionately impacted areas.
Community. It’s in our name — Holyoke Community College. The key to recovering our economy and preserving opportunities comes from the strength of our communities. And building that strength is what community colleges are all about.
“I just knew that I didn’t want to be on campus with a ton of different people and I wanted to keep me and my family safe,” she said.
Maria chose Springfield Technical Community College instead. She is not alone in doing this college cost and health calculus.