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Jonathan Lash – Ideas Into Action

February 11, 2015 – 12:20 pm | Comments Off on Jonathan Lash – Ideas Into Action

“Ideas into Action” is President Lash’s latest installment in his series of blog posts for The Huffington Post.
 
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Parent to Parent: Housing/Move-in Advice

July 23, 2013 – 10:09 am | 22 Comments

It’s that time of year again, when parents of new students begin to think about the transition to college. Al Friedman, parent of Sam 06F and Rachel F09, compiled lots of advice from his and his kids’ experiences and from other families who’ve contributed to this discussion before. This week, comments on housing/move-in are posted below. Additional information from the College is italicized.

Looking for more information? Ask other parents a question in the comments* below. Are you a seasoned pro and have advice for families of new students? Join the conversation and share the tips and tricks you’ve learned over the years! *Comments may be caught by our spam blocker; if this happens, we will approve the comment the next business day.

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Some Helpful Words from Maureen Kennedy P11

July 1, 2015 – 1:25 pm | One Comment

Hi there! I’m Maureen Kennedy, one of the incoming Parent Council chairs at Hampshire College. As background, I went to Mt. Holyoke College and even took two classes at Hampshire in the late ’70s, have a son who graduated from Reed College two years ago, a son who graduated from Hampshire a month ago, and a son who is a rising junior at Grinnell College.   My spouse sits on the board at Reed, from which he graduated. I sit on a small board that distributes about $250,000 annually to needy high school students in West Marin (north of San Francisco) who are heading to college. As a result, we are reasonably steeped in issues and options around the college experience. By no means have we figured it all out, however!

As your family grabs some final moments and memories with your student this summer, you may have questions and concerns. We thought it might make sense to use this blog as a place where parents could toss issues and ideas around – and even perhaps fears.

I’ll start – Are you planning any send-off strategy or celebration?

Six years ago, a journalist friend wrote about the experience of driving to the Midwest to drop off his son at college. It was a remarkably emotional and moving piece. As he and I chatted afterward, it occurred to me that, at least in a relatively traditional household, moms may be more intentionally planning for their children to leave (dare I say looking forward to the moment with some relish?) while dads might have to pack a lot of very constructive “separation” into a pretty short window.

My spouse drove each of the boys off to college. It took a chunk of time each summer, but I know he wouldn’t trade it for the world. What’s your game plan?

While I am not part of the college staff and my background is in housing policy, you should feel free to reach out to me at mkennedy104@gmail.com if you feel the urge. I’ll shoot to do a blog post every week or two until the fall.

Read the New Student News

June 24, 2015 – 11:48 am |

Last week incoming students received the first issue of this year’s New Student Newsletter, published by the Office of New Student Programs. This  newsletter comes out periodically throughout the summer, bringing students important information, dates, …

Jonathan Lash – Ideas Into Action

February 11, 2015 – 12:20 pm | Comments Off on Jonathan Lash – Ideas Into Action

“Ideas into Action” is President Lash’s latest installment in his series of blog posts for The Huffington Post.
 
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Important Information about Thanksgiving Break

November 24, 2014 – 12:47 pm | Comments Off on Important Information about Thanksgiving Break

It is almost time for Thanksgiving, so here is some info about what is happening on campus!
What’s Closed?
All campus offices close Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon and reopen Monday, Dec.1 at 8:30 a.m.
The post office …

Ground Broken for R. W. Kern Center

November 19, 2014 – 1:12 pm | Comments Off on Ground Broken for R. W. Kern Center

The groundbreaking for the R. W. Kern Center on November 14 marked the official beginning of Hampshire College’s most ambitious building project in decades.
The Center, designed to meet the exacting standards of the Living Building …

Check Out the Photos from Family & Friends Weekend

October 31, 2014 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off on Check Out the Photos from Family & Friends Weekend

Last weekend, family and friends gathered on campus to celebrate the amazing work of students, faculty, and alums as part of Hampshire’s annual Family & Friends Weekend.
Thanks to all who attended this year’s program and helped to …

Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

October 28, 2014 – 2:49 pm | Comments Off on Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

Hampshire College will build its new R. W. Kern Center according to the most rigorous environmental design standards in the world. The building will create its own energy, treat its own waste, and meet all …

Alumni Profile: Sascha Rice 91F

October 22, 2014 – 2:13 pm | Comments Off on Alumni Profile: Sascha Rice 91F

Sascha Rice 91F, filmmaker, public speaker and teacher, made her mark on the film industry in 2012 with her award-winning documentary, California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown. In this film, Sascha, granddaughter of …