The Old Chapel, which has served as a library, assembly hall, and heart of the former Massachusetts Agricultural College campus, has been nominated for listing on the National Register for Historic Places.
In a New York Times op/ed piece, James Boyce (economics) describes the potential benefits of proposed legislation that would require coal, oil and natural gas companies to buy a permit for each ton of carbon in the fuels they sell.
Develop Springfield team (l to r). Front: Karl Allen '82 (computer science), MS '13 (resource economics), MRP '16; Sarah Spencer '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Stacy Wasserman '05 (women's studies), MRP '15; and Jay Minkarah, executive director, Develop Springfield; Back: Gregory Lewis MRP '15; John "Jay" Rosa MRP '15; Calliope Bosen '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Caitlin Michniewicz '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Alexander Mello '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; and Mark Berube MRP '15.
A team of interdisciplinary scholars from the College of Humanities and Arts, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Commonwealth Honors College has received the prestigious John E. Sawyer Seminar Grant for the comparative study of cultures from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.