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Speeches and Photos from Inauguration

Video of the Inauguration Ceremony:

Processional Processional
The processional enters the tent and the inauguration ceremony officially begins.
Inauguration Ceremony Opening Moments Inauguration Ceremony Opening Moments
The High Sheriff of Hampshire County, opened the inauguration ceremony. Eleanor Lash then led a moment of silence, which was followed by a musical reflection by singers in the shape-note tradition.
Opening Remarks by Sig Roos Opening Remarks
Sigmund Roos 73F, Chair of the Hampshire College Board of Trustees, delivered opening remarks during the inauguration ceremony.
Polina Barskova Inaugural Poem
Polina Barskova, assistant professor of Russian literature, recites an original poem, titled "At Hampshire Farm: Tomatoes and Sunflowers."
Djola Branner Words of Welcome on Behalf of the Faculty
Djola Branner, associate professor of theatre and incoming Dean of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts, welcomes Jonathan Lash to Hampshire on behalf of the faculty.
Zilong Wang 09F Words of Welcome on Behalf of Students
Student Trustee Zilong Wang 09F welcomes Jonathan Lash to Hampshire on behalf of students.
Chelvanaya B. Gabriel Words of Welcome on Behalf of Staff
Lab Manager and Greenhouse Supervisor Chelvanaya B. Gabriel welcomes Jonathan Lash to Hampshire on behalf of staff.
Maria M. Vallejo 72F Words of Welcome on Behalf of Alumni
Maria M. Vallejo 72F, Lake Worth Campus Provost and CEO, Palm Beach State College, welcomes Jonathan Lash to Hampshire on behalf of alumni.
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella Words of Welcome on Behalf of the Five Colleges
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella P08 welcomes Jonathan Lash to Hampshire on behalf of the Five Colleges.
Musical Interlude Musical Interlude
Becky Miller, associate professor of music, and Zoe Darrow, Mount Holyoke College '12, were members of a musical interlude of Cape Breton music.
Chuck Longsworth Reflections of a Founder
Charles R. Longsworth, the first employee and second President of Hampshire College, reflects on the College's history and future.
Gary Hirschberg 72F Gary Hirshberg 72 Introduces Al Gore
Gary Hirshberg 72F is the co-founder and chair of Stonyfield Farm. He delivered remarks and introduced the honorable Al Gore.
Video of Al Gore's Inauguration Keynote Address Al Gore's Inauguration Keynote Address
The Honorable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, spoke at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash on April 27, 2012.
Investiture Investiture
Trustees Sig Roos 73F, Kenneth Rosenthal P04, and Helen Cohen 77S assist in the investiture of Hampshire College's 6th President, Jonathan Lash.
Jonathan Lash President Jonathan Lash's Inaugural Address
Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash delivered his inaugural address following his formal investiture as Hampshire's 6th President.
Musical Tribute Musical Tribute
Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music Marty Ehrlich composed the original composition, "Inauguration Suite," and performed the work with The Marty Ehrlich Quartet. 
Photos of Inauguration Ceremony Photos of Inauguration Ceremony
Photos of the inauguration ceremony for Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash held on Friday, April 27. View news coverage of the event.
   


 

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