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Cracking the top 10: NORTH ADAMS -- For the second year in a row, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ national profile is receiving a boost from the annual U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings.
The state university was ranked No. 10 on the 2013 Top 10 Public Liberal Arts Colleges list in the annual publication, which was released on Sept. 12.
"There’s always a challenge for students and parents to find right college experience," Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external affairs, said Wednesday. "Parents and students take their college searches very seriously. Our inclusion in the list of top public liberal arts colleges not only acknowledges our strong academic programs and out-of-classroom experiences, but it makes us more visible to students across the nation. It puts a spotlight on us, which is advantageous
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Hit the ground running: ADAMS -- The Fall Run is set to go off again Sunday at 11 a.m. The 70-mile ride through the Northern Berkshires and into Charlemont raises money for the Springfield Shriners Hospital for Children. Since 1989, the event has raised $456,374 for the cause.
The Saturday night before the run will see Bike Night on Park Street from 6 to 9 p.m., where vintage and custom bikes will be on display and two bands and food are planned.
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Autumn’s (local) bounty: CLARKSBURG -- When students left the cafeteria of Clarksburg Elementary School on Tuesday, it was with the taste of spaghetti squash, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin bread fresh in their minds. They also had a better understanding that not all food comes from the grocery store.
As part of Massachusetts Harvest Week for Students, which is conducted through the Massachusetts Farm to School Program, students in kindergarten through the second grade spent their lunch period sampling food made from pumpkins and spaghetti squash that were grown at Many Forks Farm on River Road. They also got to meet the farm’s owner, Sharon Wyrrick, who joined them for the meal.
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