Representing the community, public and private higher education sectors, the panel will share the impacts felt, tactics utilized and outlook ahead as it pertains to higher education in the Berkshires and beyond.
The panel will share the current outlook of food and agriculture in the region, creative approaches some businesses have taken and from which others can learn, and provide a point of perspective on the future of the Berkshires’ food system.
The race will begin in conjunction with MCLA’s virtual Take Back the Night event Thursday, April 30, to stand against sexual assault, harassment and domestic violence, and to continue to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center.
Since it is not currently possible to gather at the museum due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the workshops have been reimagined and the public is invited to make art on the meaning of home while they are at home.
In Great Barrington, town officials put out a statement yesterday, and at Monday’s selectboard meeting, town health agent Rebecca Jurczyk briefed officials on measures the town is taking to prepare for the virus.
Launched by Fairview Hospital’s critical care nurses in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Heart Night is designed to give participants their own working plans for heart health and better health in the coming year.
Orchestra’s founder Henry Lee Higginson’s desire was to make great music accessible to “any one and everyone likely to care for such things,” and the BSO in recent years seems to have re-doubled its efforts to make Higginson’s vision a reality
A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as the top four-year public institution among only 40% of schools to achieve gender equality.
Museum staff in the curatorial, visitor services, accounting, education, development, digital media and marketing departments are eager to connect with students and work with them through their high school years.
Taking its name from Du Bois poem “Children of the Moon,” which appeared in Du Bois’ book “Darkwater” in 1920, the event is part of a larger three-day program that brings students together for an exploration of Du Bois’ life, work and legacy.
It was an afternoon of speakers and performers, ranging from scholars and academics to relatives, activists and musicians. And it was topped off by a birthday cake reception, complete with a rendition of Happy Birthday that somehow inspired even the tone-deaf to sing in key.
The program will also honor Du Bois biographer David Levering Lewis, who will receive the town’s first W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Award honoring recipients for “embodying and preserving W. E. B. Du Bois’ legacy as a scholar and activist for freedom.”
The report, titled “Women’s Power Gap in Higher Education,” examines the percentage of women enrolled at all Massachusetts public and private schools alongside the percentage of female college presidents, senior leadership and boards of trustees.
Inspired by the exclusion of Du Bois from the region’s cultural history, ‘Beyond the Veil’ examines racism in the higher echelons of society and ponders what would happen if the racial veil were lifted and two iconoclasts could see each other clearly.
In Interfaith Celebration program will begin with a service opened by Rev. Cara Davis and officiated by Wray Gunn of the Legacy Festival and Clinton Church Restoration with a performance by Olga Dunn School of Dance and songs from local congregations.
Difference enriches us and makes the world — and our country — a more interesting, vibrant, compassionate place. The United States, indeed, is built on that. We are also a nation that holds dear the concept of free speech — but threats and hateful words, whether violent or rhetorical, go beyond that concept. Free speech is a responsibility as much as a right.
To ease the transition and make tap water more readily available, the Berkshire Women’s Action Group’s Environment Committee is planning a gradual rollout of modern, hygienic water-refill stations around Great Barrington and Housatonic.
Tom Stephenson, author of “The Warbler Guide” and several birding apps, will present an overview of the kinds of vocalizations that birds make, how they are acquired and how the song-learning process unfolds.