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Yasmine el Baggari and her Start-up Voyaj are Featured in Forbes
Hampshire College student Yasmine el Baggari and her start-up Voyaj, an online platform that connects travelers to hosts around the world, are featured in Forbes.
Become a Wool Person, Sing with the Crazy Pitches: Student Groups Represent at Hampfest
Hampfest is Hampshire College's student activities fair, held at the beginning of each semester.
Hampshire Students Launch Hands-on Lessons in Building Systems
A living laboratory springs to life six months before the R.W. Kern Center's opening.
Cassidy Rappaport 12F Wins Charley Richardson Award
After classmates establish a prize to remember the union activist and educator, its first recipient will deepen her work in refugee resettlement in Chicago.
For Amber Bonarrigo, Ice Meets Math in Svalbard
"I'm a tinkerer at heart. To understand climate change I need to understand how the Earth works."
Margo Dalal: Redevelopment and Entrepreneurship in Detroit
"The contrast between a surreal cityscape and progressive businesses made a big impact on me."
Andrew Figueroa's "Mixed-Race Mixtape"
Andrew Figueroa 10F is the primary writer and performer of Mixed-Race Mixtape, a piece he first performed as part of his Div III project.
Four Receive Earl Ubell Grants
The grant program, established by Michael C. Ubell 70F, honors the memory of his father, whose career influenced generations of science writers.
Luna Goldberg Receives Fulbright Award
Along with her 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship, this is the second prominent honor for academic excellence and leadership for Goldberg.
Photos by Hampshire Students Chosen for Flash Forward Festival
Photographs by Hampshire College students Jamie Feiler, Abby Hanus, and Sara Salazar have been selected for the Flash Forward Festival’s undergraduate exhibit in Boston during May.
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.
Research Begun in Div III Featured on Journal Cover
Justin Baldwin 08F’s research expanding on his Division III project was recently featured on the cover of acclaimed ecology journal Oecologia.
March 26: WORD! Festival, Featuring Script by Jorrell Watkins
Jorrell Watkins of Hampshire College was one of four students from across the Five College consortium to present original scripts for the stage at the annual WORD! Festival.
Div III Profile: Will Meyer Examines the Future of Journalism
Will Meyer’s Div III examines the role that corporate-sponsored media outlets have in American society.
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.
New Orleans Experiences Influence Disaster Policy Studies
Sal Migliaccio’s involvement with Hampshire’s alternative spring break was a quick introduction to the civic engagement opportunities available at Hampshire College.
Interweaving Women's Health Education into Traditional Cultures
Chemi Chemi’s interest in public policy and women’s rights has roots in her own life experiences.
For Appa Salvi, Faculty Mentors led to Dream Internship
For Appa Salvi, Hampshire College is a flourishing scientific community with supportive faculty guiding him across a diverse set of studies.
An Ambassador for Cultural Understanding and Hampshire College
Yasmine El Baggari’s accomplishments as a young female entrepreneur from the Arab world recently landed her at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech.
A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Game Design
Over the course of three months, a group of students, faculty, staff, and community members designed, developed, and published the free digital game Word Snack.
2014 CBD Fall Grant Awards Announced
The Culture, Brain and Development program has awarded grants to seven students to pursue interdisciplinary research.
Five Hampshire College Science Students Receive Coppinger Grants
Fall 2014 Ray and Lorna Coppinger Endowment Grants have been awarded to five Hampshire College students to support research projects in the cognitive and biological sciences.
Hampshire Student Competes in Bluegrass Festival
Second-year Hampshire College student Tatiana Hargreaves competed in the 2014 FreshGrass bluegrass festival in September.
"Tour de Hamp" Participates in Will Bike 4 Food Fundraiser
“Tour de Hamp,” a Hampshire College team, rode in the Western Massachusetts Food Bank’s fourth annual Will Bike 4 Food fundraising event on September 28.
A “Very Hampshire Approach” to Academics and Athletics
For years, one of Alissa Graff’s athletic goals was to play on an NCAA basketball team. When it came time to choose a college, though, she turned away from that dream in favor of the intellectual challenge she knew Hampshire would bring.
Martha Pskowski 09F Receives Fulbright Award
Martha Pskowski 09F of Hampshire College has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Mexico in environmental studies.
HampFest Showcases Student Groups
The Arts Village buzzed with activity September 12 during HampFest, the biannual student activities fair where student groups present themselves to the Hampshire community.
Allison Waite's Div III Film to Examine Wrongful Deaths of Black Youth
Allison Waite 11F, a James Baldwin scholar and student of film, video and Africana studies, has been awarded the Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s 2014 Undergraduate Film Award.
Jesse Steinmetz Named Poet Laureate by Hometown
Poet laureates are much in the news these days. That media attention is only of mild interest to Jesse Steinmetz, who at age 21 is probably the youngest poet laureate in the country.
Thao Do Vy Le's Div III: Examining the Properties of Hydrogels
For her Division III (senior) project, Thao Do Vy Le 10F studied hydrogels, networks of chemically and/or physically connected polymer chains that substantially expand, or swell, in water.
Ailey Picasso Performs at Kennedy Center
May graduate Ailey Picasso performed in the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 6, 2014.
Thoenes Research Awards for Alissa Graff, Marleigh Higgins
Alissa Graff 10F and Marleigh Higgins 10F have been awarded Sander Thoenes Research Awards.
Hampshire Community Welcomed to Roos-Rohde House
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hampshire's new Roos-Rohde House concluded years of hard work that transformed a barn formerly located at the president's house into a student gathering space.
Jonah Taylor 11S Receives Design Award
Jonah Taylor 11S was awarded a 2014 American Inhouse Design Award from Graphic Design USA. The awards honor the best design from within companies across a number of categories.
Hampshire College Student Awarded Dance Scholarship
Third-year Hampshire College student Miriam King has been awarded a 2014-15 Virginia J. Wagner Scholarship.
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Accepts Paper by Haoxi Zhan 12F
A research paper by Haoxi Zhan 12F has been accepted for presentation and publication at a workshop at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Vancouver.
Student Presents at Middle East Studies Conference
Third-year Hampshire College student Yasmine El Baggari 11F was selected to speak at the 2013 Middle East Studies Association Conference.
Hampshire Student Is a Victory Congressional Intern
When the federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years, Abigail Carpenter-Winch 10F found herself in a unique position.
Museum Intern Luna Goldberg 12F Opens "Little Boxes"
Luna Goldberg helped create the exhibition Little Boxes: Vernacular Architecture from the Collection at the Norton Museum of Art.
Designing for a Purpose
Katie Coupe learned of the exam-table project after taking the January term course in El Salvador, and decided to get involved.
A Div III that Includes Up-close Exploration of Shark Conservation
For his Division III, Fogel made a documentary entitled Niche, about shark conservation.
Students' Test of Water Quality Taps into Excellent Results
Did you know that tap water at Hampshire College, which comes from the Amherst municipal water supply, is held to stricter standards than bottled water?
A New Spin on Sun Dried
Hampshire College student Daniel Boucher 10F is developing a clothes dryer that uses solar energy.
Students Win Health Literacy Hackathon
A team of Hampshire students—Zeke Nierenberg 09F, Kira McCoy 09F, Jamie Matheson 11F, and Amit Ringel 08F—won first prize in the inaugural Health Literacy Hackathon.
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