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    SHRM, the world’s largest HR professional society, acknowledges that Merrimack’s HR curriculum fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
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    Forbes Magazine recently published an op-ed piece written by Merrimack College professor Dan Butin, the founding dean of the School of Education & Social Policy. Butin’s op-ed discusses the improving model of digital learning, specifically massive open online courses (MOOCs). The development of MOOCs opens educational opportunities to many would-be students at more affordable prices but the quality of education was suspect until recently when MIT made a break-through innovation.
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    Merrimack’s online radio station, WMCK, is starting its second season with expanded programming — including heavier involvement by faculty and staff on the microphone.
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    Merrimack College’s new online Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree has exceeded expectations by providing working professionals with a groundbreaking program that is aligned with employers’ needs and Massachusetts teaching standards. This innovative teacher preparation program offers a next-generation online learning experience designed to help teachers master skills that are most valued by school employers. The program launched with its first cohort of students in January 2016.
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    Civil engineering faculty and students from Merrimack College are working in Nepal over the next few weeks to replace a bridge destroyed in a 2015 earthquake that killed about 8,000 people.
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    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Eight student-athletes from the Merrimack College men’s ice hockey team have been named to National Hockey League (NHL) development camps, some of which were held last week, and others that will be held in the coming days.