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  January 20, 2011
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JAN TERM: Gene cloning. Observing international court proceedings at The Hague. Working as a team to design and build a solar charging station on campus. Studying social movements in Mexico. For Hampshire students, exciting opportunities abound during January term. Read more >>

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH: A committee with representatives from across all campus constituencies is guiding the search for Hampshire College’s next president. Chaired by trustee and Hampshire parent Gaye Hill, the committee is leading a search dedicated to listening to the diverse voices of Hampshire and bringing all perspectives forward. A website has been created to keep you informed about the process, with a “tell us your ideas” link.
Presidential search website >>

STRATEGIC PLANNING: A call has been issued for the Hampshire community's best creative thinking. A committee, chaired by Professor Bill Brayton, is working with consultant and alum Jay Vogt 72F to conduct an inclusive strategic planning process, including all-community vision sessions on February 3-4. The support and ideas of all faculty, students, staff, alums, and friends are needed as we work together as a community to envision and create our future.
Strategic planning website >>

Charles Reznikoff
PROFESSORS' PROJECTS: Filmmaker Abraham Ravett's latest creative project—a CD of poet Charles Reznikoff (at right) reading Holocaust—took more than three decades to bring to completion. Read more >>

Photographer Sandra Matthews launched the Trans-Asia Photography Review, a new journal that brings together the perspectives of curators, historians, photographers, anthropologists, art historians, and others. Read more >>

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Alan Goodman, a biological anthropologist, spoke on WAMC radio's Academic Minute on the ultimate meaningless of race as a biological concept. Listen

MORE THAN A CAMPUS: The Five College consortium enables our students to enjoy the resources of five campuses, including courses, student organizations, and much more. Videographer Kevin Cline 97F captures the thoughts of a few students about the advantages of the consortium. Video

FOOD, FARM, SUSTAINABILITY: Make plans now to attend Hampshire Forum 2011, an event designed to bring alums, faculty and staff, families, and friends together to learn from one another and to explore new ideas around a particularly Hampshire theme. The theme for the June 10-12 event will be Food, Farm, and Sustainability.

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