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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.

Poetry Professor Aracelis Girmay

Poetry Professor Aracelis Girmay Wins 2015 Whiting Award

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


Hampshire College is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

Hampshire College is a top-producing institution for the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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. 

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

April 22: Earth Day – Regional Food System Strategies Panel

Environmental educator and writer David Orr, Henry P. Kendall Foundation executive director Andrew W. Kendall, and CISA special projects director Margaret Christie will join President Jonathan Lash for a panel discussion of regional food system strategies when Hampshire College celebrates Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22.


April 22: A Conversation with DOT EARTH Blogger Andrew C. Revkin

Andrew C. Revkin writes DOT EARTH, the influential New York Times opinion blog on climate change and environmental policy. On Earth Day, April 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Prescott Tavern, Revkin will offer a workshop free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

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:


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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
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.

Jerome Liebling photo

Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs, 1946-1996

The Stephen Kasher Gallery in New York City will show Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs, 1946-1996 from April 24 through June 6. The opening reception is Friday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Christopher Tinson

Hampshire to Offer Summer Social Justice Institute

Hampshire College is offering a new social justice institute as part of its summer 2015 programs.


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

  • Lifelong Learners in a Rapidly Changing World Jonathan Lash on why colleges shouldn't use letter gradesWhether college, high school, elementary school, or preschool age, today's students are going to face challenges heretofore unknown. The pace of change is accelerating, and it's estimated that 70 percent of them will end up in jobs not yet invented. They will collaborate with people on multiple continents, struggling to solve problems we don't yet recognize.

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