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Hate groups are on the rise in the U.S. and they increasingly see college campuses as prime recruiting ground. UMass Amherst and Holyoke Community College are just two of dozens of college campuses to have been targeted by white nationalist propaganda in recent months. But finding the right way to respond to these groups can present a challenge to college administrators. The […]

Enrollment matters a lot for a school like Hampshire College, with just about 1400 students and a relatively small endowment. So Hampshire had some budget problems this year, when the student body came up about 60 students short. “We under-enrolled,” said Meredith Twombly, dean of  enrollment and retention at Hampshire. “We missed when we guessed what our yield was going […]

Easthampton, Massachusetts, was a thriving mill town during the industrial revolution, but when manufacturing left the city, its industrial landscape remained. In recent years, Easthampton’s old mill buildings have been turned into loft-style apartments and art galleries. And now, an indoor park. At the east end of the Pleasant Street mill district in Easthampton, there’s an imposing, red brick, factory building. […]

New England has long held a reputation as a hub for higher education. Just in Massachusetts, colleges and universities employ more than 120,000 people. The experience of working at a college can vary greatly campus-to-campus, and that includes employee benefits like parental leave for staff and faculty. One college in the Pioneer Valley is trying to set a new standard. […]

When Eileen Crosby began working as the archivist at the Holyoke Public Library four years ago, she said she found great resources about the city’s early industrial history, and the waves of Irish and Polish migrants who settled in the town generations ago. “We had materials on all those groups, but what we didn’t have in the archives, very much of, […]

  Update: The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance making it mandatory for all farmers markets to accept EBT cards (the electronic equivalent of food stamps). The vote was 11-0 with four council members absent. Every Sunday morning, the Hollywood Farmers Market pops up at the corner of Hollywood and Ivar. […]

  L.A. is home to one of the largest populations of indigenous people in the United States. That includes those who are native to Southern California and indigenous peoples who have relocated here. Yet many of L.A.’s indigenous peoples find that awareness of their communities can be lacking among the general population. “As a teenager I got really frustrated when […]

    More than 10 years after LAPD officers shot him in the back leaving him paralyzed, Robert Contreras will receive compensation from the City of L.A. The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday gave final approval to a jury-awarded payout of $5.7 million to Contreras. Including interest and attorneys fees, the total will amount to $6.9 million, the city attorney’s […]

  A man shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Florence-Firestone early Wednesday morning appears to have been unarmed. Authorities have identified the man as 23-year-old Cristian Rene Medina. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. near a payphone at the corner of 64th Street and Holmes Avenue. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Guillermina Saldana said deputies from the Century Station were responding […]