Jonathan Lash Commencement

Miriam Nelson, Prominent U.S. Health Scholar, Educator, and Policy Adviser, Named President of Hampshire

Trustees Establish Environmental Professorship to Honor Jonathan Lash Presidency

Media Coverage and News

Open-Access Education: Students Win When Schools Team Up Daily Hampshire Gazette: February 5, 2018

Hampshire College moves to 100 percent solar energy Daily Hampshire Gazette: January 8, 2018

Hampshire College campus to run on 100-percent solar Western Mass News: January 8, 2018

Hampshire College gets Greenlight to Operate 100% Solar from On-Campus Energy in 2018, First Residential College to go 100% North American Clean Energy: January 5, 2018

Hampshire College goes 100 percent solar  Public Radio International: December 16, 2017

100% Sun Power for Hampshire College  Living on Earth: December 1, 2017

The Future Is All Solar At Hampshire College WAMC public radio: November 29, 2017

Hampshire College Goes 100% Solar WGBH: November 28, 2017

Accepting The Challenge For Climate Action Huffington Post: November 9, 2017

Divested from Fossil Fuels Since 2011, Hampshire College Reports Endowment Investment Returns Huffington Post: August 3, 2017

Area college leaders ink letter committing to Paris climate agreement after President Donald Trump pulls US out Springfield Republican June 6, 2017

Escaping the Taliban Tufts Now: May 18, 2017

When students stop and think about what they're learning Huffington Post: April 7, 2017

Uncertainty grows in immigrant community, college campuses as Trump considers visa restrictions Springfield Republican January 27, 2017

Jonathan Lash Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors 3BL Media: December 21, 2016

Hey, here’s a crazy idea: Students, veterans need to talk Boston Globe: December 3, 2016

Under Pressure, Hampshire College President Decides To Fly American Flag Once More WGBH News All Things Considered: December 2, 2016

Flag raised at Hampshire College after weeks of protest Boston Globe: December 2, 2016

Opinion: Jonathan Lash: College president reflects on flag controversy Daily Hampshire Gazette: December 2, 2016

Opinion: History Lesson: Did the election just erase 250 years of progress? Hechinger Report: November 18, 2016

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash announces week of study, reflection to address racism Springfield Republican September 28, 2016

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing? The Huffington Post Blog: September 24, 2016

Hampshire College dedicates R.W. Kern Center, deemed prototype for sustainable building Springfield Republican September 16, 2016

A Study in Project-Based Learning. Huffington Post: September 9, 2016.

What's The Limit for Green Buildings. PBS Nova Next: August 31, 2016.

Hampshire College Takes An Aggressive Course on 'Green.'  Business West: August 23, 2016.

Hampshire College Begins Constructing Large Solar Project. WAMC public radio: August 5, 2016.

Hampshire College seeks to get all needed energy from solar. Western Mass News TV: August 4, 2016.

Hampshire College going fully solar with 15,000-panel installation. Daily Hampshire Gazette: August 4, 2016

How To Evaluate Students. The New York Times: May 23, 2016.

Hampshire College Building Seeks Highest Sustainability Standard. WAMC: April 29, 2016.

Building, Blocks and Experience. Huffington Post: April 28, 2016.

Hampshire College to Open 'Living Building.' WAMC: April 17, 2016.

The Power of Experiential Learning. Education Week: April 12, 2016.

At Hampshire College, Sustainability Efforts Reach New Level. The Boston Globe: February 20, 2016.

College Isn't Just About Money. Money Magazine: January 25, 2016.

Going 100 Percent Solar, Hampshire Leads Way In Sustainability WGBH public radio Boston: January 19, 2016

Jonathan Lash - Hampshire College goes solarWPRO: December 26, 2015.

This Just Might Be the Greenest College in the WorldEcoWatch: December 23, 2015.

A small New England college goes 100 percent solarThe Christian Science Monitor: December 21, 2015.

The President of Hampshire College Wants to Lead By ExampleWNYC: December 8, 2015.

Hampshire College investment language now says no to prison, security or surveillance investment. Springfield Republican November 25, 2015.

Carbon and Values: Change Begins on CampusHuffington Post: November 17, 2015.

New R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College produces own heat, electricity, waterDaily Hampshire Gazette: October 22, 2015.

Hampshire College 'living' building a classroom before it even opensMassLive: October 22, 2015


What One College Discovered When it Stopped Accepting SAT/ACT ScoresThe Washington Post: September 25, 2015.

Hampshire College President on no longer accepting SAT/ACT scores: ‘There are better ways to determine who we want to accept.’ WGN Radio: October 1, 2015

Here’s What Happened When One College Stopped Accepting ACT And SAT Scores. September 28, 2015

Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores From College Admissions. Huffington Post: September 24, 2015.

Lifelong Learners in a Rapidly Changing WorldHuffington Post: April 15, 2015

Partners in a Lifelong Endeavor. Huffington Post: April 13, 2015

Ideas Into Action, Huffington Post: February 10, 2015

The Healthy Food Transition, Huffington Post: December 17, 2014

Educating for Change, Huffington Post: December 2, 2014

Rigor in the Admissions Process, Huffington Post: November 20, 2014

Hampshire College Groundbreaking For First New Building In Decades, WAMC New England Public Radio: November 14, 2014

Test-blind and Rigorous, Huffington Post: November 11, 2014

Do Grades Really Reflect Rigor?, Huffington Post: November 6, 2014

Jonathan Lash on Why Grade-based Evaluations Fail Students, Education Week: October 7, 2014

Mission Is the Core Commitment, Huffington Post: October 2, 2014

Mission Should Drive Admissions, (Letter to Editor) Chronicle of Higher Education: September 22, 2014

Jonathan Lash is Green Mountain College's 2014 Benson Lecturer: March 21, 2014

'Nelson Mandela, A Moral Educator,' Huffington Post: December 6, 2013

'Q&A With Jonathan Lash: Dialogues on the Environment,' Huffington Post: July 18, 2013

"It's About the Future," Huffington Post: October 24, 2012

"Access to Higher Education as a Deep Principle," Huffington Post: September 5, 2012

Interview on Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC) Encounters: August 20, 2012

Letter to the Editor, The Berkshire Eagle: September 3, 2012

"The Passionate Pragmatist," a video tribute to former WRI President Jonathan Lash: May 25, 2012

World Resources Institute's 30th Anniversary Dinner: Reflecting on Cities and Leadership: May 24, 2012

Boston Globe article, 'More College Presidents Hail from Outside Academia': May 14, 2012

'Educate for Change says Commentator and Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash' on WFCR New England Public Radio: May 3, 2012

Massachusetts Daily Collegian article, 'Gore Speaks at Inauguration of Hampshire President': April 30, 2012

Daily Hampshire Gazette article, 'Gore Urges Action at Hampshire College Inauguration': April 28, 2012

ABC 40 report, 'Al Gore Speaks at Hampshire College': April 27, 2012

Huffington Post article, 'Hampshire College Inaugurates New President Jonathan Lash': April 27, 2012

Photos of Inauguration from The Republican: April 27, 2012

The Republican article, 'Al Gore at Hampshire College: Global warming is real and needs to be addressed now': April 27, 2012

CBS 3 Springfield, 'Former VP Al Gore Speaks at Hampshire College': April 27, 2012

Television Interview with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash on WGBY's Connecting Point: April 25, 2012

Radio Interview with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash on WAMC Northeast Public Radio: April 24, 2012

'Hitchcock Center for the Environment Plans $4 Million Home at Hampshire': December 20, 2011

The President of Hampshire College, Jonathan Lash delivers the 19th Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service at the University of Southern Maine: November 9, 2011

'Utility Workers Find Respite at Hampshire College': November 4, 2011

'Hampshire College Takes Up Green Challenge':  October 13, 2011

'WRI Announces Three New Board Members Representing Business, Academia, and Government': September 12, 2011

'Hampshire's Leader Back to His Roots': September 5, 2011

'Embrace of Innovation Guides Jonathan Lash, Sixth President of Hampshire': September 1, 2011

Chronicle of Higher Education article: 'When Young Turks Grow Up to Be College Presidents': July 17, 2011


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