J-Term in the City: Creating Passionate and Experienced Educators

On March 6, local educators and students filled the Carroll Room for a celebration dinner. They were celebrating the culmination of the Urban Ed Pathway, a program run by the Urban Education Initiative (UEI), part of the Jandon Center for Community Engagement, and Teach Western Mass, a nonprofit working to ensure that all students have access to an effective educator and a vibrant education.

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Zodiac signs as Niche Smith Experiences

Aries: The Cold War bunker energy of Josten Library. With Neilson out of the running and all of the space pods in Young occupied, Josten is a final resort, with its dark-brown brick, endless hallways of theatre offices and practice spaces and that one swirly staircase near the vending machines.

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Sophian Smith
Five Steps to Spring Clean Your Life

Ah, springtime, the season of new beginnings and rebirth. The days are lengthening, and the greenery is reemerging. Somewhere out there is a bear – the breakout star of an unfilmed David Attenborough documentary – lumbering out from her den after months of hibernation. The last traces of winter may not have disappeared just yet, but spring is definitely on its way.

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Sophian Smith
Is “Inclusion in Action” Truly Inclusive?

On Wednesday, April 10, classes will be canceled and the campus community will be encouraged to attend “Inclusion in Action: Listening and Organizing Across Difference.” According to a letter sent on Dec. 14, 2018, President McCartney wrote that this conference will be held in place of classes, events and meetings “so that our entire campus community — students, staff and faculty — can join together for immersive learning about inclusion, diversity and equity.”

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