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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Fragments of Belonging

with Carmen Figueroa, 14F Carmen Figueroa is a portrait photographer from Brooklyn, NY who believes we have powerful stories to tell. Part celebration and part institutional critique, her Division III project Fragments of Belonging recreates and reimagines her family, herself, and their stories to shape wholeness from fragments of images and memories. This collection of […]

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Exploring the Inner Workings of Politics: Interning with Senator Elizabeth Warren

by Olivia Brochu, 15F In Spring of 2018, I spent a semester interning in the Washington DC office of Senator Elizabeth Warren. This opportunity contributed to my ongoing studies of political science and women’s and immigration studies at Hampshire. At the beginning of the semester, I was hoping to gain knowledge about the U.S. Congress, […]

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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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Hampshire Huddle: Spinning a Relational Web

by Maya Sungold Sometimes it can be hard to feel connected to community on campus. To feel like you can show up somewhere, meet people you’ve never met before, get to know them in a real way, and be accepted and embraced in each others’ fullness. This year Ethics & the Common Good and Transformative […]

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Innovations for Change: Problem Solving for the Future

Collaborative painting by students of the 2015 Innovations for Change class with visiting artist Rose Marie Prins, in an exercise that supported students in connecting to iconic representations of our land and sustainable campus, including the Hampshire Tree and Dutch-Belted cattle at the Hampshire Farm (Photograph by SRP) In the ECG grant-supported class Innovations for […]

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What’s at Stake with Steak: Perspectives on the Meat Industry in the United States

by Renata Anuhea Sebstad, 13F Last summer, through the Ethics and the Common Good Internship Grant, I traveled across the United States to find out “what’s at stake with steak?” My studies had left me with questions like; how do we value meat? How do we care for the animals we’ve domesticated for food, and […]

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Silence, Breath, and Empathy

A lyric essay by Jamila Jackson I have spent the last few years at Hampshire developing the Embodied Leadership Project. My intention with the project has been to facilitate experiential learning around the topics of empathy and emotional intelligence. I understand both of these things to be embodied and relational skills. Advocating within academia for […]

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