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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Shared Leadership, Collective Power

Week of September 9th-13th
Are you a 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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2nd Annual Division III Showcase

Monday, May 6th at 4:30pm, FPH West Lecture Hall
Join us for our 2nd Annual Ethics and the Common Good Division III Showcase. We’ll be celebrating the multidisciplinary projects of some of our Division III students connected to the Ethics and the Common Good Project. Come hear about their work and learn how their research is processing, navigating, and transforming the systems they’ve interrogated, pushing us to redefine what we believe and value. All are welcome to attend.

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Another Door Opens: ECG Community Celebration

Monday April 29th, 4:30-6:30pm, Prescott Tavern
Congratulations to our ECG community – we made it! Join us as we celebrate all that we’ve been through, collaborated on, and accomplished together this year. We’re especially excited to honor our Division III students. This is ECG’s fourth year on campus, so for the students who came in the same year we did, it feels like we’re graduating with you. We look forward to sharing space and stories, as well as cake!

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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.

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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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Toward a Relational Somatics

by Teal Van Dyck “An alternative to the view that organisms possess ‘life’ is that ‘life’ possesses organisms. By this hypothesis, the secret of ‘life’ is to be sought outwardly and ecologically, rather than inwardly and physiologically… Organisms do not stand on their own. They evolve and exist in the context of unified ecological systems […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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