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Hampshire College, Hitchcock Center Sign Ground Lease

Hampshire College, Hitchcock Center Sign Ground Lease

It’s official: With the April 17 signing of a 95-year ground lease, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment is relocating to the Hampshire College campus. The Hitchcock Center, which remains independent, plans to complete a new building in time for its fall 2016 programming.

Poetry Professor Aracelis Girmay

Poetry Professor Aracelis Girmay Wins 2015 Whiting Award

Hampshire College poetry professor Aracelis Girmay has won a 2015 Whiting Award.

Stephen Petronio

Choreographer Stephen Petronio 74F Named 2015 Doris Duke Artist

Hampshire College alum and choreographer Stephen Petronio 74F has been named as a 2015 Doris Duke Artist. Petronio and the other awardees will each receive $275,000 in funding as an investment in and celebration of their ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, theatre, and jazz. 


Henry P. Kendall Foundation Grant Supports 100 Percent Local Food Efforts at Hampshire College

A $250,000 grant from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation is supporting Hampshire College’s effort to eventually provide nearly 100 percent of food on campus from local sources.

Sonya Renee Taylor

Commencement Speaker Sonya Renee Taylor

The 2015 graduating class has selected award-winning poet, activist, and transformational leader Sonya Renee Taylor as their commencement speaker.

Upcoming Events
Hitchcock Center

May 1: Hitchcock Center for the Environment Breaks Ground at Hampshire Site

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment will break ground at its new site on the Hampshire campus on May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

45th anniversary

June 5-7: Hampshire's 45th Anniversary

Join us for Hampshire's 45th Anniversary celebration, June 5-7. Connect, celebrate, learn, and look forward. Hear updates and get involved:


In the News
Student Project

Hampshire's new Ethics and the Common Good Program Featured in Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hampshire's new Ethics and the Common Good program will support future leaders in developing ethical frameworks for putting their ideas into action. Featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette »

Howard Wein

Hospitality Developer and Operator Howard Wein 93F Inteviewed on WRSI

Hampshire College and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration graduate Howard Wein 93F is interviewed on WRSI about his jet-setting journey from chef for the Beastie Boys to becoming a renowned hospitality developer and operator, and his return to the valley to complete his “dream project,” his restaurant the Alvah Stone in Montague, MA.

Listen to the interview »

April 2012 Newsletter

Hampshire President Jonathan Lash on Transforming Ideas into Action

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash blogs for the Huffington Post on how Hampshire students' work in the community and direct engagement in national issues are key components of their learning experience.


Jeff Sharlet 90F Wins National Magazine Award

Hampshire alum Jeff Sharlet 90F recently received the National Magazine Award for his reporting for GQ on the challenges that the LGBTQ community faces in Putin's Russia.

Campus News
Luna Goldberg

Two Hampshire Students Awarded 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowships

Hampshire College students Luna Goldberg and Sophia Philip are among 43 American recipients of 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowships.

Polina Barskova

Professors Barskova, Bernstein Win 2015 Gruber Awards

Professors Polina Barskova and Herbert Bernstein are the 2015 winners of the Gruber Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Advising.


Justin Baldwin

Research Begun in Div III Featured on Journal Cover

Justin Baldwin 08F’s research expanding on his Division III (senior) project was recently featured on the cover of acclaimed ecology journal Oecologia. “This is a huge boost,” Baldwin says.


Sander Thoenes Research Award Recipients Announced

Division III students Jennifer Sensenich 11F and Alana De Hinojosa 11F are recipients of the 2015 Sander Thoenes Research Awards.

Educating for Change

  • Five Questions for Justin Baldwin 08F batblogWe recently chatted with Justin Baldwin 08F about his work with plants, bats, and seeds. His work was featured on the cover of acclaimed ecology journal Oecologia.

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