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  • New downtown campus?

    October 2014 - New downtown campus?

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Kendall Hatch, Daily News Staff, Oct. 23, 2014 @ 12:02 am) FRAMINGHAM –  Framingham Town Manager Robert Halpin said Wednesday he believes the town’s offer to sell three downtown properties – including the Memorial Building – to MassBay Community College will rank as an attractive option for the school, which is seeking to establish a downtown campus. Framingham selectmen voted Tuesday night to try to sell the Danforth Building, the Pearl Street parking garage and the Memorial Building, which functions as town hall, to the college, but the college’s top official said Wednesday the school isn’t reviewing specific proposals yet.


  • Urrea to receive Paul Engle prize

    September 2014 - Urrea to receive Paul Engle prize

    (The Gazette—Posted by Gazette staff, September 7 2014 | 8:00 am)  –  Luis Alberto Urrea has been named the third recipient of the Paul Engle Prize by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in the larger issues of the day has contributed to the betterment of the world through the literary arts. Urrea will receive the prize, which includes a one-of-a-kind work of art and $10,000, at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 during a special ceremony as part of the Iowa City Book Festival in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on the University of Iowa campus. The event is free.


  • New series in Natick seeks to accommodate workers

    September 2014 - New series in Natick seeks to accommodate workers

    (The MetroWest Daily News—Posted by Brian Benson, Daily News staff, Sep. 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am)  NATICK –  Want to explore art museums? Ever wondered what’s in the woods of Natick’s open spaces? Have a desire to learn some new dance moves? Those are some options for residents in a new series of programs offered through the Community Services Department at times designed to meet the schedules of working adults.


  • Markey pledges support for Framingham's downtown vision

    August 2014 - Markey pledges support for Framingham's downtown vision

    (The MetroWest Daily News—Posted by Danielle Ameden, Daily News staff, Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:01 am)  FRAMINGHAM –   U.S. Sen. Ed Markey pledged his support for Framingham Thursday after hearing the town's vision for transit-oriented development downtown, economic vitality and better-performing schools. The senator met for 45 minutes behind closed doors with a group of town officials before announcing his support at a press conference at the Memorial Building.


  • MassBay to host college information night for students with disabilities

    June 2014 - MassBay to host college information night for students with disabilities

    (The MetroWest Daily News—Posted Jun. 19, 2014 @ 12:44 pm)  FRAMINGHAM –  MassBay Community College next Monday will host an informational session for students with intellectual disabilities about a program that helps them attend college. The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment program enables high schools and colleges to coordinate to allow students with disabilities to attend college with their same-age, non-disabled peers. At Monday night’s event, which runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at MassBay’s Framingham campus building at 19 Flagg Drive, parents, students, and administrators will be able to find out more about this program and how to apply for it.


  • Senate Bill Includes $14 Million for MassBay Framingham Campus

    June 2014 - Senate Bill Includes $14 Million for MassBay Framingham Campus

    (Framingham Patch—Posted by Susan Petroni, Editor, June 13, 2014)  –  “The approval today of $14 million for the downtown MassBay Framingham campus is a necessary step in bringing the vision for that campus to fruition,” said MassBay Community College President John O’Donnell.


  • Two-year colleges provide a cheaper option

    June 2014 - Two-year colleges provide a cheaper option

    (The Boston Globe—By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, Globe Correspondent, JUNE 08, 2014)  –  For 19-year-old Concord resident Miranda Cashman, the thought of asking her parents to pay $50,000 a year for a private college education didn’t make sense when she had options in the state’s public higher education system.


  • MassBay gets $34 million in software from Siemens

    May 2014 - MassBay gets $34 million in software from Siemens

    (The Boston Globe—By Jaclyn Reiss, Globe Correspondent, May 01, 2014)  –  As companies across the state add more manufacturing jobs than there are workers to fill them, Massachusetts Bay Community College announced that it has received a donation of sophisticated software worth $34 million to help train and prepare students for positions in the growing sector. The donation is part of a collective $660 million worth of software doled out last month to 13 Massachusetts technical and vocational schools, including six higher education institutions, by engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens Corp. to be used for training future manufacturing workers. The contribution is the largest of its kind given to the state, according to officials at MassBay, which has campuses in Wellesley Hills and Framingham, and an automotive technology facility in Ashland.


  • Bill aimed at helping welfare recipients get jobs

    April 2014 - Bill aimed at helping welfare recipients get jobs

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Allison DeAngelis, Daily News Correspondent) – BOSTON - Low-income welfare recipients who are pursuing two-year college degrees may soon be offered paid, community-focused internships and expanded career counseling under a bill filed by MetroWest legislator Tom Sannicandro. The legislation would affect each of the state's 15 community colleges, including MassBay Community College's Ashland, Framingham and Wellesley campuses.


  • Framingham colleges land aid for life-sciences offerings

    March 2014 - Framingham colleges land aid for life-sciences offerings

    (The Boston Globe West—By Jaclyn Reiss, March 2, 2014) – Two higher education institutions in Framingham were awarded state grants this week to help boost their science and math programs. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awarded $3 million to Framingham State University, and $50,000 to Massachusetts Bay Community College’s Framingham campus.


  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $50,000 To MassBay Framingham Campus Plan

    February 2014 - Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $50,000 To MassBay Framingham Campus Plan

    (Framingham Patch—Posted by Susan Petroni (Editor), February, 27, 2014)  –  Mass Bay Community College Vice President Yves Salomon-Fernandez said the grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is an endorsement of the college's vision for its downtown Framingham campus.


  • MassBay Professor Chosen to Represent 2-Year Colleges on Advisory Board of NSF Project Administered by Harvard University

    January 2014 - MassBay Professor Chosen to Represent 2-Year Colleges on Advisory Board of NSF Project Administered by Harvard University

    Project will research how STEM secondary education techniques affects success at college level  (Wellesley Patch blog—January 7, 2014) –  MassBay Professor of Computer Science Susanne Steiger-Escobar has been selected by Harvard University to join the Advisory Board for a National Science Foundation funded project designed to evaluate computer science education at the high school level, for females in particular.  The project, entitled Factors Influencing College Success in Information Technology (FICSIT), is being conducted at the Department of Science Education at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “We are delighted to be represented on this important initiative,” said MassBay President John O’Donnell.  “Students who attend two-year institutions like ours must have adequate STEM education at the secondary level if they are to succeed at college and in the workforce.  This is a matter of national importance, and we are grateful for the voice we will have in these invaluable discussions.  All of us on campus are proud of Professor Steiger-Escobar and wish her well on the FICSIT project.”