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Williams Professor Named Math Society Fellow
02:56PM / Friday, November 09, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Steven J. Miller, professor of mathematics at Williams College, has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his contributions to number theory and service to the mathematical community, particularly in support of mentoring undergraduate research.

Miller is one of 65 mathematical scientists from around the world to have been named fellows of the AMS for 2019, the program's seventh year.

"This year's class of AMS Fellows has been selected from a large and deep pool of superb candidates," AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet said. "It is my pleasure and honor as AMS President to congratulate the new Fellows for their

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Albert Honored With Superintendent Award at Mount Greylock
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:37AM / Friday, November 09, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Whether it be sports, academics, and giving back, Maddison "Maddie" Albert is a leader.   That's the Mount Greylock Regional School senior was awarded the Superintendent's Certificate of Excellence on Thursday evening. The annual award from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents is given to the top student in the senior class at high schools throughout the state.   "The superintendent's association essentially developed the expectations that it is a student at the very top echelon of the senior class who has contributed substantially to the life of the school. Maddie is such a perfect candidate for this,"

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Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years
10:58PM / Thursday, November 08, 2018
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LENOX, Mass. — Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare will bring hundreds of teenagers from 10 different high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company. 

Beginning on Nov. 15, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the nine-week program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in 10 high schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties. During the program, students explore creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare as they create a 90-minute fully-produced performance to be shared with their neighboring communities. 

The weekend before, Nov. 8-11, the high schools will stage

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BCC, MCLA Align Community Health Programs
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Thursday, November 08, 2018
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Nicole Porther from MCLA said the need for trained community health professionals is growing as the population ages. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As the population ages, there is a burgeoning need for community health educators.   Berkshire Community College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have recognized that need and on Tuesday signed an articulation agreement to start training those professionals.   "There are career opportunities which are so critical to well-paid positions doing work people love. We are particularly proud of getting our side of this launch and being able to align it so well with what is happening at MCLA," said BCC President Ellen

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Mount Greylock School District Elects New School Committee
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:17PM / Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Christina Conry ran for Mount Greylock Regional School Committee because she wants to help the district's families educate their children.   On Election Day, Conry saw examples of parents doing the teaching.   "I honestly have to say I was thrilled at the number of people who voted and the number who brought their children, which sends them an important message," Conry said. "Men and women are still dying to give us this right. It's so important to vote."   And every vote counted in the three-person race for two four-year seats on the seven-member School Committee. Conry was the top vote-getter among the three,

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Miss Hall's School Presents 'Decision Height'
03:28PM / Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble takes female empowerment to new levels with its upcoming production of "Decision Height," a dramatic story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II.

The show opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, followed by shows at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. All performances will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall’s School campus. 

General admission is $10, and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Tickets can be bought online; after 4 p.m. Nov. 9, call

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State Releasing Extra Funds to Help Rural Schools
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:41AM / Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said for years the state has been providing a 'one size fits all model' for funding and that is now changing with such programs as rural school aid. DALTON, Mass. — Rural schools will receive additional support this year after state Sen. Adam Hinds successfully secured a $1.5 million budget allocation for additional aid.   The budget line provides districts below certain incomes and density $100 extra per student. The sparsity aid program helps rural schools with funding struggles keep up with larger schools throughout the state.    "In a rural school our fixed costs are the

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Mount Greylock's Welch Awarded Kapteyn Teaching Prize
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:14AM / Monday, November 05, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The 2018 winner of the James Cornelius Kapteyn Prize for excellence in teaching was hailed Sunday as an educator who combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the material, masterful comic timing and care and concern for the students who have walked into his classroom at Mount Greylock Regional School for more than two decades.   "Through all that I've learned about [Jeffrey Welch], what emerges clearly for me as Jeff's most important quality is his deep well of empathy," Kirsten Kapteyn, widow of James Kapteyn, said in presenting the award to the Mount Greylock social studies teacher. "Empathy that's at the heart of

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Guest Column: We Are Too Great to Hate
By James F. Birge, Guest Column
01:56PM / Saturday, November 03, 2018
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As the president of a public institution of higher education, I have the unique opportunity to hear from many voices of those who represent the next generation. It should come as no surprise that there are myriad concerns coming through in those voices about the state of our country.   Between the Trump administration's seeking to restrict Title IX's definition of gender to "a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth," bombs being sent to officials affiliated with the Democratic Party, and shooting violence fueled by the increasing volume of hateful, racist, anti-Semitic, and ideological propaganda

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Mount Greylock Regional High School Teacher Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize
01:38PM / Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced today that

Jeffrey Welch, a social studies teacher at Mount Greylock Regional High School, has been awarded the 10th annual James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in teaching. He will receive a $10,000 award for study or travel to enrich his teaching, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in his name.

In his 21 years at Mount Greylock, Welch's teaching assignments have ranged from core world and U.S. history classes to topics in a wide variety of disciplines, including conversational Italian, psychology and introduction to the law. He has directed the spring musical since 2000 and has served as the

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