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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.
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Division III: Whose Story Does History Tell?

July 17, 2013 – 9:36 am | Comments Off

While reading online one day, Andrew Lavender 11F came across a Wikipedia entry that introduced him to a historical incident he had to know more about:
The Houston Riot of 1917 grew out of a series …

Faculty Feature: Brian Schultz among Whiting Foundation Fellowship recipients

July 15, 2013 – 9:45 am | Comments Off

Four Hampshire College professors have been chosen as recipients of 2013 Whiting Foundation Fellowships: human biology professor Megan Dobro, photography professor S. Billie Mandle, art professor Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and entomology and ecology professor Brian …

Anna Leah Jacobson 05F

July 12, 2013 – 10:17 am | Comments Off

Jacobson hopes to complete The Balancing Act in the coming year, and move forward with documentary work about rebuilding efforts in Haiti and human rights in the Middle East. No matter what the topic, Jacobson insists, “the experiments I did in the media basement of the Hampshire library stay with me in all my work.”

A Gift to Support Humanities Students’ Research

July 11, 2013 – 9:24 am | Comments Off

A $5,000 gift from Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature Alicia E. Ellis and artist and former visiting faculty member David H. Munson will be used to establish Hampshire College’s new Humanities Research Book …

Division III: Researching Trace Metals in Rice

July 10, 2013 – 10:01 am | Comments Off

How can you tell if the food you’re eating is as healthy as it appears?
For her Division III project, Priyanka Basnet 09F examined that question on a tissue level. Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma …

New Families: Move-In and Orientation Information

July 9, 2013 – 10:26 am | Comments Off

On Hampshire College campus and the surrounding Connecticut River Valley, the summer is starting to heat up. But we’re already thinking about August, when incoming students will arrive for orientation!
There are a few different resources …

Faculty Feature: Sura Levine

July 8, 2013 – 9:24 am | Comments Off

Sura Levine, professor of art history, holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago.
She is a specialist in the social history of …