The Ethics and the Common Good Project cultivates collaborative, ethical leaders who reflectively engage in creating a more equitable and resilient world.

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ENGAGE! 3rd Annual Community Day of Education

Thursday October 24th, 2019
The 3rd annual Engage! Community Day of Education is a day-long learning opportunity for all Hampshire community members. This year our focus is on rebuilding bridges, reconnecting with one another, and gaining skills to communicate across our differences. It’s crucial that our many voices are represented, heard, and engaged.

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NEX(US): Hampshire Voices

Week of October 21st – 24th 2019
This week-long residency with artist and activist Marty Pottenger includes story circles, interviews, workshops and will culminate with a workshop performance at Engage! Community Day of Education.

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Shared Leadership, Collective Power

Week of September 9th-13th
Are you a Hampshire College student group signer? Catch ECG at Signer Seminar where we will be offering a learning lab to develop skills in collective leadership: the magic of building strong groups! Signers will learn best practices for successful, enjoyable meetings and events, as well as culture-building tools to sustain student group leadership over the long term. Come share skills in the art of connecting people for a collective purpose!

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Student Project Grants

Accepting applications until Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Funding up to $500 to support individual or collaborative student projects that address a common good issue / community need.

OUT on the Hill: Victory Congressional Internship with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids

by Elí Alejo, 17F Common Good Summer Intern Elí Alejo was one of twelve outstanding students nationwide who were selected for the Victory Institute’s Congressional Internship. This intensive summer leadership development program works to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office, and provide the training and professional network to support their success. Elí […]

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“Other Synonyms for Messy”: Postpartum Depression, Clinical Meanings, and Where We Go From Here

by Hannah Davidson, 16F “From Home to Clinic, and Back Again” The origins of this project are before my time at Hampshire College began. It’s early June, 2014, and I’m driving my beat-up Chevy Lumina towards one of the many hilltowns nestled back behind the more populated Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. These are roads […]

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Ethics & the Common Good Project Announces 2018 Recipients of Student Project Grants

The Ethics & the Common Good (ECG) Project is pleased to announce the awards for the Fall 2018 Common Good Student Project grant cycle. Each year, ECG awards grants to students developing projects, research, and internships that align with ​the mission and goals of the Ethics and the Common Good Project.​ ECG particularly aims to […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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