December 10–13, Hampshire College Art Gallery; reception Dec. 12, 6–8 p.m.
Artwork of students from each Five College campus will be on display at the Hampshire College Art Gallery from December 10 through December 13 in a show entitled, “It’s not about space, it’s about space.”
A proposal by the Five College Consortium to increase its annual payment to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority by a total of $250,000 over the next four years has been accepted by PVTA and area municipalities.
PVTA’s costs are covered with a combination of federal and state subsidies, payments from towns and cities, and passenger fares. Since 1979 Five Colleges has agreed to pay PVTA the town portion of the cost of bus routes that include its campuses. This has been with the understanding that, to encourage bus use, Five College students do not have to pay fares.
November 7, UMass Fine Arts Center
Free and open to the public; tickets required
New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will deliver the inaugural “Stand United, Fight Hate” lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on November 7, 2018 at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall from 6:00 to 7:30pm.
The Five College Consortium has sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and other state leaders urging an increase in the budget for state’s regional transportation systems (RTAs). Baker’s proposed budget would level-fund the RTA budget for a fourth straight year.
At their recent annual meeting and design-build awards event in Framingham, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), New England Region, presented the Five College Library Annex project team with a bronze award in the building construction category.
A grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will help a coalition of organizations led by the Five College Schools Partnership address the lack of diversity among teachers in the area’s public school classrooms.