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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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Speeches from Convocation

September 13, 2010 – 3:49 pm | Comments Off

Welcome by Acting President Marlene Gerber Fried

Convocation Address by author and alum Patricia Klindienst 71F

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Hampshire in Top 10 ‘Coolest’ Schools, Says Sierra Magazine

August 18, 2010 – 1:38 pm | One Comment

Hampshire College is number 10 on Sierra Magazine’s list of the nation’s “coolest” schools, selected for their efforts to stop global warming and operate sustainably.
The magazine’s September/October cover story “spotlights the schools that are making …

Academic Minute

August 16, 2010 – 4:41 pm | Comments Off

Even in the summer, academic life continues.
Two professors have been featured in the “Academic Minute” on WAMC:
Professor Dula Amarasiriwardena discusses how scientists can determine what long-dead people ingested during their lives using advanced methods.
Professor …

Parent Question

July 26, 2010 – 11:02 am | 4 Comments

Meg Gideon, parent of an entering student, asks:
I am interested in finding a useful book to assist the parent in dealing with all of the issues, both financial and emotional, related to sending your child …

Family, Alumni & Friends Weekend

July 23, 2010 – 2:15 pm | 5 Comments

Registration is now open online for Family, Alumni & Friends Weekend, October 15-17th, 2010.
See the tentative schedule of events for Family, Alumni & Friends Weekend >>
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Please note: this is a busy weekend in …

Div III’s opening doors

July 19, 2010 – 10:25 am | Comments Off

Hampshire graduates have found unexpected opportunities from their Division III projects.
Two examples from 2010 graduates:
Amy Mendes 06F‘s picture book gave her the opportunity to sign with a literary agent. Read more >>
Dave Herr 06F‘s …

Move-in Discussion – 2010

July 15, 2010 – 9:13 am | 31 Comments

A favorite topic with families, this subject generated over 80 comments from families last year!

A few questions families asked each other last year:

Beyond the “official list,” what should my student bring to campus?
How big …

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