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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.

Carnegie Seal

Carnegie Foundation Recognizes Hampshire for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has awarded Hampshire College the 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

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.

States of Grace

Helen Cohen's New Film Chronicles Physician's Recovery after Devastating Injury

As Hampshire College alum Helen Cohen 77S began to show her new documentary at theaters and film festivals around the country, she considered how audiences would react to the emotional subject matter.

Upcoming Events
Patrisse Cullors

March 30: Eqbal Ahmad Lecture by #BlackLivesMatter Co-founders

The co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter —Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi — will deliver Hampshire College’s 17th annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture. It will be held Monday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in the Robert Crown Center, and is free and open to the public.

Student Work Honored at Five College Film Festival

April 6: Rhys Ernst and Faith Soloway from Transparent's Creative Team

Hampshire College will host filmmaker and artist Rhys Ernst and writer and musician Faith Soloway on Monday, April 6. Ernst and Soloway are part of the creative team for Amazon’s groundbreaking series Transparent, winner of 2015 Golden Globes for best comedy series and best actor (Jeffrey Tambor).

45th anniversary

June 5-7: Hampshire's 45th Anniversary

Hampshire's 45th Anniversary Celebration will be held June 5-7, 2015. Learn more »


In the News
Falguni Sheth

Q & A with Prof. Falguni A. Sheth in the New York Times

Falguni A. Sheth, associate professor of philosophy and political theory, is interviewed as part of a series for the New York Times with philosophers on race. The Q and A is conducted by George Yancy.

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.

Michael Klare

Professor Michael Klare on the 'Carbon Counterattack'

Professor Michael Klare's recent post for TomDispatch looks at how carbon-based fuel companies are going on the offensive in the face of mounting criticism.

LEEP Event

Hampshire College's New Ethics Project Featured on Northeast Public Radio

 WAMC 's Paul Tuthill interviewed Hampshire College Dean of Curriculum and Assessment Laura Wenk about Hampshire's new Ethics and the Common Good Project.

Campus News
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.

Student Project

Students across Five Colleges to compete in DataFest

Students from across the Five Colleges will compete to see who can best analyze big data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest competition March 27-29.


OPRA Instructor and Rock Climber Glenna Alderson Featured on CruxCrush

Longtime Outdoors Program/Recreational Athletics (OPRA) instructor Glenna Alderson is featured on CruxCrush for her achievements as a rock climber.

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.

Educating for Change

  • Student Voices: Freedom in College EducatingForChange11_PaintedFlowerIn high school, I wished I had more freedom to control my own education. I disliked having specific requirements to fulfill and being forced to take classes about subjects I had no interest in. As a student who wanted more freedom in college, Hampshire was a school that immediately stood out to me.

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