Eileen Myles poetry reading brings humor, heart to Brooks-Rogers

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“I guess I’m an art writer and poet tonight,” deadpanned Eileen Myles, before breaking into a wide grin for a packed house in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall last Thursday. They threw back their shoulders, chuckled and dove into their reading. 

Myles has written more than 20 volumes of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

CLiA coordinates three paid professional development programs with local schools

The Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) is coordinating three paid professional development opportunities for the College’s CLiA Education Fellows over the regional school district’s February break period. These three programs are linked by the joining of interests by CLiA and Mount Greylock Regional School District (MGRSD) to increase trauma-informed training for their community partners. 

CLiA Director Paula Consolini explained that these projects aim to increase the depth of student engagement with local communities.

Mandel recounts academic and personal journey to the College

At Purple Rain’s concert last Saturday, a sea of students, faculty and parents serenaded President of the College Maud Mandel for her “almost half-birthday.”
As the mini half-birthday celebration demonstrated, many students have embraced Mandel, whose genuineness, approachability and “cool mom vibes” have won over the hearts of College members. Part of what makes the community view Mandel in this way has been her actions throughout her first semester here in Williamstown.

One in Two Thousand: Delsa Lopez ’21

I first met Delsa through Exploring the Arts during First Days. Everything about her – from her bold lipstick to her buoyant energy – had me thinking, “This is someone I want to get to know.” I sat down with her to talk about all things spooky, ranging from makeup to taxidermy.

BFAIR bridges gaps in community

The Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR) agency wears many hats, but at its core, BFAIR provides resources and creates spaces for neurodiverse individuals to be empowered. The larger aspects of this mission involve community engagement and social integration, aspects that students from the College have helped out with over the years.