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Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

October 28, 2014 – 2:49 pm |

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 …

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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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Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

October 28, 2014 – 2:49 pm |

Kern-Center-webHampshire 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 sustainability requirements of the Living Building Challenge™.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held November 14 at 3:30 p.m. Construction of the project is supported by a lead gift from the Kern family, and the R. W. Kern Center is scheduled to open in 2016.

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Alumni Profile: Sascha Rice 91F

October 22, 2014 – 2:13 pm |

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 …

Jonathan Lash Writes to Education Week about Grade-Based Evaluations

October 17, 2014 – 2:45 pm |

President Jonathan Lash wrote to the editor of Education Week last week, highlighting the drawbacks of grade-based evaluations and the value of narrative evaluations as teaching tools.
To read the letter, click here.>>

Check Out the New Issue of New Student News!

October 15, 2014 – 2:49 pm |

Parents: Interested in what your student is getting in their newsletter? Check out the latest issue of New Student News. This issue includes information about:
*Important dates and deadlines
*The Race Matters Lecture Series
*The Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture
*Upcoming …

Tanja Hollander 90F and the Art of Friendship

October 6, 2014 – 12:56 pm |

Tanja Hollander 90F is on a mission to photograph all of her 600 Facebook friends in their homes all over the world as part of her project entitled “Are You Really My Friend?”. This project explores …

Nov. 6: Eqbal Ahmad Lecture by Randall Robinson

October 1, 2014 – 12:43 pm |

Randall Robinson, an internationally respected social justice advocate and author, will deliver Hampshire College’s 17th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture on November 6 at 4 p.m. His talk, “International Human Rights and the Need for Global …

Ideas into Action – Assistant Professor of Mathematics Sarah Hews

September 12, 2014 – 1:26 pm |

In this video on Hampshire’s YouTube channel, Professor Sarah Hews talks about Hampshire College’s approach to bringing graduate level concepts into first and second year math classes. Watch it here.>>

Hampshire Professor Featured in BBC Documentary

August 20, 2014 – 10:35 am |

The work of Hampshire College professor Lise Shapiro Sanders 90F played an important role in the new BBC documentary series Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter.
Sanders’ 2006 book, Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, …

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