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JAN TERM 2012: Art created with vintage personal computers. A study of the science and mathematics of brewing. Exploration of the relationships between design, civic engagement, and social change. January can be a bleak month. At Hampshire College, it's anything but, thanks to January Term course offerings like these. More >>

EDUCATING FOR CHANGE: The April 27 inauguration of President Jonathan Lash, with former Vice President Al Gore as keynote speaker, will celebrate Hampshire and highlight the College’s contributions and leadership in higher education. The theme is “Educating for Change: Critical Thinking in a Critical Time.” As one member of the inaugural planning committee reflected, the theme captures “what Hampshire does, how it is done, and why it is so important.” More >>

ESG POLICY ADOPTED: Following a community presentation and open comment period, Hampshire has adopted a new Policy on Environmental, Social and Governance Investing that is one of the most comprehensive and forward-looking in the country. More >>

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ELAINE MAYES GRANTS: The Elaine Mayes Endowment Fund, honoring the work of distinguished photographer and founding faculty member Elaine Mayes, was established in 2009 by her former students. It provides financial support for outstanding final projects by students working in film, photography, and video. The first three grant recipients have just been announced: Division III students Andre Bradley, Akil Gibbons, and Jennifer Saparzadeh. More >>

HITCHCOCK CENTER: A highly respected and rapidly growing center for environmental education for all ages has taken the first steps toward relocating to the Hampshire College campus. The governing boards of Hampshire College and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to explore possible sites for the Center to build a state-of-the-art environmental education center on campus. More >>

INVITING CANDIDATES: Hampshire has an important leadership position opening and is engaged in the search for a highly accomplished and skilled academic leader to be the College’s next Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty. No one knows Hampshire better or cares more about the College than its graduates and friends. If you are interested in applying for this position, or for any other open position, details can be found on the human resources section of the Hampshire website. More >>

HAMPSHIRE FORUM: Make plans now to attend the 2012 Hampshire Forum. This annual event brings together the Hampshire community to explore ideas and learn from one another, exploring a central topic. The June 8-10 event’s theme will be social change.
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