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Miss Hall's School Head's list, Honor Roll

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Miss Hall's School has announced the Head's list and Honor Roll for the semester that ended May 29.

For Head's list recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum GPA of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum GPA of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

Head's list:

Grade 11: Emma Bullock, North Bennington; Hannah Merrill, Williamstown, Mass.

Honor Roll:

Grade 12: Sophie Bellemare, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; Caroline Saltzman, Williamstown, Mass.

Siena College dean's list for Spring 2014 Semester

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Please disregard the earlier version of this release, which was sent on July 7.

Ellen Villafuerte has been named to Siena College's dean's list for the Spring 2014 Semester. Villafuerte is a/an Biology major from Cambridge, N.Y.

Phillips Exeter Academy announces honor roll

EXETER, N.H. -- The following local student was named to the Phillips Exeter Academy honor roll for the spring 2014 term.

Alexander Farley, grade 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Farley of Arlington earned High Honors for the spring 2014 term.

MCLA welcomes visiting scholar

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this month welcomed Dr. Yu Wang of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) in Shanghai, China, who is on campus to teach a summer course in "Chinese and World Literature." Part of an ongoing partnership between MCLA and SUIBE to further opportunities for cross-cultural educational experiences, the collaboration was organized by Dr. Monica Joslin, dean of academic affairs at MCLA, and Ben Kahn, a professor in MCLA's business administration department. "We are so fortunate to have visiting Professor Wang with us this summer, sharing her expertise and experience," Joslin said. "She is a well-published scholar, and her course, "Chinese and World Literature," is a tremendous educational opportunity for our students. This visit is part of an expanding collaboration with SUIBE, and MCLA's dedication to global education." Wang first visited MCLA last year when she taught two courses as a visiting professor at SUNY-Albany.

"It was a great pleasure to meet with the administration here, and I began to get involved in some of the MCLA students' activities. I found the students to be enthusiastic, friendly and creative," Wang said. "I wished I could teach a course here on Chinese culture or literature, which will help more MCLA students to better know my university and my country. It also may be a good starting point for more exchanges between our two universities," she added.

Wang's students this term primarily are undergraduate students, including adult learners, who are majoring in a variety of programs. She hopes her students learn how to conduct intercultural studies, as well as the value of comparative studies between the literature of China and the United States. Wang aims to use her "Chinese and World Literature" course as a platform from which her American students may begin to explore Chinese culture and literature.

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