Article Archive for March 2013
His academic focus eventually became American studies, but the Night Truck also led him to public policy. Working with the Hampshire College administration and Amherst town officials to get the approval to set up a business on campus was an enjoyable learning experience, Hawkesworth says. “In order to start something at Hampshire, for instance, you’ve got to develop policies that allow students to have businesses on campus,” he says.
Amy first stepped onto the Hampshire College Farm through Elizabeth Conlisk’s course, Agriculture, Food, and Health, which required two hours on the farm each week. Amy said it wasn’t long before she was spending at least six hours a week harvesting vegetables in the mornings, working on maintenance in the afternoons, and working in collaboration with the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
The focus of the morning session will be student presentations that highlight sustainability work. Among presenters are Hampshire students Karina Rosenstein 12F, Andi Clemens 12F, Terra Fletcher 09F, Joshua Reynolds 10F, Jackson Tilley 10F, Emily Waters 09F, and Jack Calvert 12F.
Professor Rachel Rubinstein has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Israel, where she will lecture and conduct research during academic year 2013-2014.
Rubinstein is associate professor of American literature and Jewish studies and the …
“What is so nice about a college farm is the balance between the heady academic work and the more physical, get-your-blood-pumping work. I would probably not be where I am today if it weren’t for Hampshire’s farm program,” he says.
Since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Hampshire students have spent their spring breaks lending a hand in the recovery efforts.
Maiwenn’s Div III project, entitled, “Her Education,” incorporates interviews with the young mothers who are working towards their GED and eventual college plans, along with Maiwenn’s intimate portraits of the women.