The agreement calls for both institutions to engage in activities that are mutually beneficial, as well as activities that help support the economy, livability, and quality of life in the city of Fitchburg and North Central Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts State University system is joining a growing number of colleges and universities across the country and Commonwealth requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they attend in-person classes next fall.
Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced mobs of racially charged hatred and became cornerstones of the civil rights movement, Teach Us All examines how the present day United States education system fails to live up to that promise of desegregation as it slides back into a re-segregation of its modern schools.
In addition to academic talks, poster presentations, and creative writing pieces, the site also features recorded performances from the Chamber Choir and the Fitchbyrds (Fitchburg State’s jazz band) will be viewable.
Visitors can follow the tour on a map that describes attractions including notable buildings and institutions, public art installations, restaurants and shops, along with developments now in progress like the university’s own Theater Block.
Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy toured downtown Fitchburg this week to get a closeup look at the public and private development that is remaking the city, including the Main Street Theater Block.