Nichols Prof. Hans Despain Opines on Sen. Eric Lesser Proposed Western Mass.-Remote Worker Incentive Bill

The (Springfield) Republican / MassLive.com and The Reminder newspaper company have published an opinion column by Nichols College Economics Chair and Professor Hans G. Despain, Ph.D., about State Sen. Eric Lesser’s (D-Longmeadow) proposed remote worker incentive program. The legislation would encourage people to move from eastern Massachusetts to the western part of the state. Dr. […]

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 Nichols Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Faucher’s Dance Moves Catch Media Attention

(Worcester) Telegram & Gazette‘s sports columnist Jennifer Toland interviews Nichols College’s very own “Dancing King,” Men’s Basketball Head Coach Scott Faucher, whose post-victory moves last Saturday in New Jersey were featured on “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.” Read the March 5, 2019 Telegram & Gazette article: “Jennifer Toland’s College Notes: Scott Faucher, Men’s Basketball […]

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 Telegram & Gazette ‘Faculty Forum’ Features Nichols Professor Prajjwal Panday

Editor’s Note: In the Feb. 17, 2019, edition of the (Worcester) Telegram & Gazette‘s “Faculty Forum,” Nichols College Professor of Environmental Science Prajjwal K. Panday, Ph.D., addresses the topic of climate change. He answered the newspaper’s question: “What can be done by the average person to reduce our negative impact on the environment, and decrease […]

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 Professor Erika C. Smith Interviewed about President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Nichols College Political Science Professor Erika Cornelius Smith, Ph.D., was interviewed Feb. 16, 2019, by Worcester News Tonight for her perspective on President Trump’s declaring a national emergency. Watch the news clip, below:         In January she was interviewed for a TV news story about the federal government shutdown. Here’s the news […]

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 Glacier Expert Mauri Pelto Interviewed About Government Shutdown’s Impact on National Parks

By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE News blog GlacierHub interviewed Nichols College Environmental Science Professor and Academic Vice President Mauri Pelto, Ph.D., and director of the North Cascades Glacier Climate Project, about how the federal government shutdown impacts the national parks. The story is headlined: “Roundup: Government Shutdown Impacts National Parks.” Dr. Pelto, who also works with NASA Goddard and the […]

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 Worcester Business Journal Highlights Nichols-Worcester State Counterterrorism Studies Program Partnership

By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE The Nichols College-Worcester State University counterterrorism studies partnership is featured in a Dec. 24, 2018, Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) article about college partnerships. The story – headlined: “Focus on Money: Colleges Will Offer More Value for Students While Looking to Generate More Revenue” – includes a photo of Master of Science in Counterterrorism Studies […]

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 At Conference, Nichols Student Historians Share Research on Media and Politics

By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE The Nichols College History Department and Fischer Institute are sponsoring the first Media and Politics in America Conference Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, featuring presentations in Fels Student Center, Room 210, by Nichols students in History Program Chair and Professor Michael Neagle‘s History 480W seminar. Three students each day […]

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 Webster Times: Nichols Explores How the Web Watches Us

Nichols in the News  Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the Nov. 9, 2018, edition of The Webster Times.  By GUS STEEVES STONEBRIDGE CORRESPONDENT When you look into your iPhone screen, who or what is looking back at you? That was the general question behind last week’s “iPhone or iSpy” forum at Nichols College, where […]

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 Media Seek Nichols Counterterrorism Expert’s Perspective on Columbia Gas Explosions

DUDLEY, Mass.—Counterterrorism expert Professor Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D., director of Nichols College’s Counterterrorism Studies graduate program, was interviewed by media outlets for her take on the Sept. 13, 2018, Columbia Gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley communities of Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Mass. The Master of Science in Counterterrorism Studies is the first graduate program […]

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 ‘17’: CBS Sports Features Nichols College Football Students from Parkland

By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE DUDLEY, Mass.—Tyler Goodman ‘22, Nichols College first-year football student-athlete from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was featured during the Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, CBS pre-game show The NFL Today. Goodman’s story was nationally broadcast before the game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 […]

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