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How do we teach the skills needed for our rapidly changing world? How can minds be reached through food? Do grades really reflect rigor? These are just a few of the questions and topics tackled by President Jonathan Lash on his Huffington Post blog.

Please follow and give him feedback there, as it’s becoming a lively place to address issues and talk to the world about what Hampshire College is doing and values in the educational process.

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Miriam King 11F’s academic work combines her passions, neuroscience and dance. Her Division III project, Movement as an Intervention for Neurodegenerative Disorders, blends scientific research and choreography, and includes teaching Dance for Parkinson’s classes and helping design a movement protocol for Huntington’s patients.
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Hampshire art professor Andrea Dezsö illustrated The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, recently released by Princeton University Press. It leapt to the top of Amazon sales and the first printing sold out within three weeks, with a second run now hitting bookstores.
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Ground was broken in November for the R. W. Kern Center, which will be built to meet the exacting standards of the Living Building Challenge. The banner above is one of many currently on display in Amherst, celebrating the town's colleges; the "A+" is the logo of the Chamber, which put them up. The image on the Hampshire banners? The R. W. Kern Center.
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OPRA martial arts instructor Samuel Kanner 03F offers a moving tribute to his mentor and friend Marion Taylor, who passed away November 17.
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The December participation challenge is on! If 1,600 alums make a gift to Hampshire by December 31, an alum from the class of 1975 will donate $60,000.
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Hampshire can recommend a student or recent graduate (up to 10 years out) for a full-tuition scholarship at Vermont Law School. VLS is consistently ranked as the country’s top environmental law school. In the early 1990s Jonathan Lash served as director of the Environmental Law Center there.
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