College of Nursing at UMass Amherst Receives $21.5 Million Gift

UMass Amherst announced it has received a gift of $21.5 million from the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation. The university’s College of Nursing will become the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, named for the late UMass Amherst nursing alumna and bestselling textbook author Elaine Nicpon Marieb. The gift will advance the university’s innovative nursing engineering…

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Urban League of Springfield graduates 15 businesses

The Urban League of Springfield is celebrating the graduation of 15 businesses that have gone through a six-week entrepreneur boot camp. They’ve teamed up with Babson College to promote black-owned businesses that the Urban League said needs more support. Read the source article at WWLP 22 News Springfield

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Elms College School of Nursing Dean Kathleen Scoble Retires – BusinessWest

Elms College announced the retirement of Kathleen Scoble, dean of the college’s School of Nursing, effective Sept. 10. The college has been conducting a national search for Scoble’s successor since she notified the college of her retirement this past January.  In accepting Scoble’s retirement, Harry Dumay, president of Elms College, said, “on behalf of the…

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UMass Announces $175 Million Transformational Gift to Its Medical School

The University of Massachusetts has announced a history-making $175 million donation from the Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School. The transformational gift is unrestricted and will more than double the medical school’s endowment. It comes as the medical school celebrates its 50th year of educating future physicians, nursing leaders, and biomedical scientists and as its…

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Today Is the Last Day to Nominate a Woman of Impact

For three years, BusinessWest, has been celebrating outstanding women from all industries, from Helen Caulton-Harris, who is committed to a healthier community and social equity, to Carol Campbell, leading her manufacturing company to continued growth and success, to Denise Jordan, who has been a leading public servant in Springfield. You certainly know some women who are…

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Grant Aims to Reduce Textbook Costs for HCC students

With the help of a federal grant, Holyoke Community College is continuing its efforts to make college more affordable and inclusive by increasing the use of free Open Educational Resources (OER) in place of costly textbooks in its classrooms.  HCC is part of a consortium of six state colleges, along with the state Dept. of…

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STCC Obtains Federal Grant to Lower Cost of Textbooks for Students

Springfield Technical Community College is one of six colleges that received a federal grant that aims to increase the number of college courses that use free Open Educational Resources rather than costly textbooks.STCC is part of a consortium that received a $440,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a new project to add…

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Massachusetts Statewide STEM Week

The Baker-Polito administration announced that the fourth annual STEM Week will take place this year Oct. 18-22 and will feature mainly in-person events, after being held virtually last year. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Education James Peyser joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie Leshin to make the announcement at WPI, where they also…

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