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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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Hampshire College Women Shaping Our Future

March 1, 2013 – 8:24 am | Comments Off

People effectively working towards a sustainable future share special traits: thinking outside the box, can-do attitude, and entrepreneurship. Hampshire College alums talk about being women who’ve created their own careers in solar technology, green architecture, sustainable agriculture, and accessible reproductive health.

Student Spotlight: Amir Fogel F09

February 27, 2013 – 8:35 am | Comments Off
Amir Fogel 09F

For his Hampshire College Division III (senior project), Fogel is making a documentary film about shark conservation. The film will include underwater footage of different kinds of sharks and shark behavior — footage that Fogel is himself shooting.

Climbing Champion Isabelle Faus S12

February 26, 2013 – 9:01 am | Comments Off

Hampshire College student Isabelle Faus S12 took first place in the Pro Women’s category of the Dark Horse Championship, the biggest indoor rock climbing competition series in the country. (Watch the highlights video for footage …

Faculty Feature: Mary Russo

February 25, 2013 – 8:45 am | Comments Off

Mary Russo, professor of literature and critical theory received a B.A. from the Honors College at Michigan State University, a M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Romance Studies …

Alumni Profile: Tanja Hollander 90F

February 22, 2013 – 8:50 am | Comments Off

On New Year’s Eve 2010, while composing a handwritten letter to a friend in Afghanistan and writing on Facebook to a friend in Jakarta (Sandeep Ray 88F), Tanja Hollander 90F started thinking seriously about the many forms …

A note from Hampshire parent Bonnie Stein about the Winter Dance Concert

February 21, 2013 – 8:48 am | Comments Off

I was there to witness the entire range of work that is emerging from this dance department, which is obviously bubbling over with talent and fierce concentration.

Student Spotlight: Quinn Berkman F09

February 20, 2013 – 12:14 pm | Comments Off

Before being gifted a box of destroyed found negatives, Quinn Berkman photographed industrial landscapes and other places that made her feel small. Now, she’s producing images at a microscopic level that makes her feel huge. Never being a science student, Quinn took a major academic risk in pursuing a Div III that involved microbiology and the image-making process of microscopy.