Boston Globe Columnist Joan Vennochi to Open MILES Spring Session at Middlesex Community College

March 14, 2018

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Joan Vennocchi – columnist and Associate Editor at the Boston Globe – Courtesy image, all rights reserved

Middlesex Community College will host Boston Globe columnist and Associate Editor Joan Vennochi, who will give the keynote address at the 2018 Spring Opening Session of MILES (Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education for Seniors), to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road. The event is free and open to the public.

MCC’s MILES program offers stimulating, interactive daytime seminars and workshops – with no term papers, tests or grades – for active, older adults ages 55+. This Opening Session provides community members an opportunity to learn more about MILES and the courses being offered, and is a good opportunity to meet instructors and peers. Light refreshments will be served.

Click this link to view, download, or print the MILES Spring 2018 course brochure

Writing regularly about national and local politics, Vennochi also covers issues relating to business, law and culture. Before joining the op-ed page, she wrote a column on the Boston Globe’s business page, and also served as City Hall bureau chief, State House bureau chief, and covered national politics.

Vennochi began her career at the Globe as a researcher on the Spotlight Team, the newspaper’s investigative unit. She shared in a Pulitzer Prize awarded to the team for local investigative reporting. Vennochi is a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk Law School.

MILES Spring 2018 Session runs Monday through Thursday, March 26 through May 7, on the Bedford campus. Study groups meet from 2 to 4 p.m., in one-, two- or five-week sessions, and are facilitated by individuals with expertise in their field, including some MCC faculty and staff. Workshops and seminars focus on a variety of topics, including movies, nature, art, literature, technology, health and environmental issues, and history.

Each MILES course is $15 up to a maximum cost of $95. All MILES participants enjoy free use of the MCC Fitness Center and library.

For the complete schedule of MILES courses, call 781-280-3570 or 781-280-3663 or visit To register for MILES courses, call 1-800-818-3434.

Middlesex Community College is your pathway to success. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state, we educate, engage and empower a diverse community of learners. MCC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, as well as online. Middlesex Community College: Student success starts here!

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