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State Rep. Paul Mark visited Greenfield Community College in October 2012 to talk about his job and the importance of voting. In 2013, he was named co-chairman of a legislative subcommittee charged with tackling rising higher education costs and student loan debt. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

Rep. Mark: Higher ed. costs, student debt must be curbed

Friday, April 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legislative committee led by a local lawmaker said this week that the state can and should act soon to help alleviate rising college costs and student debt. “Fewer people are going to start going to college ... (and) you also can’t shed this debt,” said state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, who co-chaired the Subcommittee on Student Loans … 0

GCC Foundation kicks off annual fundraiser

Friday, March 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Growing up, Mareike Muszynski didn’t see herself as the academic type. No one in her mother’s family had gone to college and the Maine native didn’t think she could succeed. She pursued the healing arts, attending massage school and moving to Hawaii where her father lived. But eventually, Muszynski, 38, wanted an education, and she moved to western Massachusetts, where she … 0

GCC students will soon have legal aid on campus

Thursday, March 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legal aid organization will be establishing a presence on the Greenfield Community College campus to help students tackle issues that may be getting in the way of their education. Community Legal Aid, which offers free legal assistance to low-income families in central and western Massachusetts, will lead seminars on various … 0

Rep. Mark in favor of increased state funding for public colleges, universities

Thursday, December 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — A subcommittee of the state Legislature investigating college affordability and rising student loan debt, will likely recommend a second straight year of increased state funding to public colleges and universities, according to state Rep. Paul Mark, … 0

Grant will allow GCC nursing students to digitally chart patient information

Thursday, December 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College nursing students will now be able to do more hands-on training with electronic health charts and digital record keeping, thanks to a $7,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The nursing … 0

GCC board gives President Robert Pura 8.6% raise

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College board of trustees unanimously voted to give its president Robert Pura an 8.6 percent salary increase Wednesday, his first raise in years. Pura, who has routinely declined the board’s offers to increase … 0

GCC gets a green new classroom

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — With construction and internal design work now complete on Greenfield Community College’s 1,000-square-foot greenhouse, faculty plan to start focusing on how to best use the space as a classroom for both horticulture and sustainable energy. A … 0

GCC plans child care center

Monday, December 9, 2013

GREENFIELD — When Greenfield Community College employee Rosemarie Freeland attended the college as a student in the early 1990s, she took along her young son Isaac. While she learned in college classrooms, he learned in a preschool classroom … 0

GCC speaker talks of area’s invaluable sense of community

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GREENFIELD — A local civil liberties lawyer, author and radio show host told an audience at Greenfield Community College Wednesday that the towns along the Connecticut River Valley share an invaluable sense of community. That sense, William C. Newman told those attending, manifests itself in spontaneous acts of … 0

GCC to train baby boomers in home care aid with grant

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will use a new $15,000 grant to develop a home care aide instructional program for people 50 and older. GCC is one of 100 colleges and universities across the country that are part of a grant-funded effort to train 10,000 baby boomers in … 0

Sen. Stan Rosenberg promises to keep fighting for GCC in Senate

Sunday, November 17, 2013

GREENFIELD — State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg told a crowd of Greenfield Community College supporters Friday that — assuming he succeeds Therese Murray as the next Senate president, as expected — he will continue looking out for the interests … 0

GCC recognized by state for its energy leadership

Monday, October 28, 2013

Greenfield Community College was among 10 recipients of a “Leading by Example” award presented by the state Monday recognizing efforts to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, the use of renewable energy and other … 0

GCC honors 160 GED graduates

Thursday, October 24, 2013

GREENFIELD — For some, the path to a high school diploma is straight and simple, but for others, life gets in the way. Some, eager to get into the “real world,” start GED programs as soon as they … 0

GCC budget restores some funding cuts; Trustees hold the line on fees

Friday, October 18, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College was able to use an extra $1.5 million from the state this year to restore funding to areas that had previously seen cuts — like the purchase of information technology equipment and improvements … 0

Edward Murrow’s son talks changes in media

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

GREENFIELD — The various ways people consume news today would have fascinated famed broadcaster Edward Murrow if he were alive today, but the speed that it’s transmitted might have concerned him, his son Casey Murrow said at Greenfield … 0