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Hampshire's Tribute to Mathematics Professor Garners International Recognition

Professor David Kelly insisted he didn't want a retirement party, but he's getting a virtual party instead as his retirement story has now been shared by hundreds of media outlets.

For decades, Hampshire Mathematics Professor David Kelly has taught not only traditional study of complex functions like Calculus but also the mathematical and social history of the number 17, which "has fascinated mathematicians for 2,000 years," he says.

David Kelly

Recently, the College paid tribute to Kelly's legacy by raising the campus speed limit to 17, garnering press coverage from the Associated Press, CBS Radio, WBZ Boston, Inside Higher Ed, the Boston Globe and others.

Read some of the press coverage of the story:

Daily Mail article

Boston Globe article

Inside Higher Ed article

NEPR Interview

MSN.com article

MassLive article

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