News from Hampshire College

April 2, 2013


At Hampshire College, members of the graduating class select the keynote speaker for their commencement. This year, it's Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now! Commencement is May 18. More »

Garbology by Edward Humes 75FCOMMON READING

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Hampshire graduate Edward Humes 75F, has been chosen as the common reading for new students in fall 2013. Over the summer, all incoming students will read Garbology. Discussions of the book will be a part of orientation, with Humes speaking at the College on August 30. More »


Hampshire and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment have identified a site on campus where the Hitchcock Center will build its new home, a state-of-the-art sustainable building incorporating ecological design principles. The board of trustees has approved a location between the Red Barn and the Farm Center. More »


Rachel Rubinstein will lecture and conduct research in Israel next year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. Rubinstein is associate professor of American literature and Jewish studies and Hampshire's dean of academic support and advising. More »


The on-campus community has met with and heard from a talented group of finalists for the position of dean of students. The discussions and presentations have been thoughtful and thought provoking. A decision and announcement will soon be made as to who will fill this important position at the College.


Do you know a great student who'd really like to transfer to Hampshire? If so, please let them know that the College now offers merit scholarships worth up to $10,000 to transfer students. Previously, transfers were only eligible for need-based aid, so this expands the opportunities we're able to offer deserving students who have studied at community colleges or other institutions. Remember, recommendations of Hampshire from those who know us best are an important way that prospective students learn about the College. More »

Div IV


Join us on campus June 7-9 for Culture, Mind, and Body. Div IV brings together the Hampshire community to explore ideas and learn from one another. The 2013 version celebrates 43 years of interdisciplinary explorations across the College and ten years of the Culture, Brain, and Development program. More »


Also on June 7-9 are anniversary celebrations for the classes of 1973, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003. Hampshire celebrates class reunions annually during the second weekend in June. More »

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This electronic newsletter is designed to inform friends of Hampshire College about news stories involving Hampshire, and about the work and accomplishments of members of the College community. Media releases and announcements are regularly posted on Hampshire's website (click on "News & Events")