The Kern Center is quickly taking shape as the most visible symbol of the College's commitment to sustainable building practices, placing Hampshire at the center of the national discussion around the confluence of design and energy and water conservation.
A partnership of Hampshire College, Kestrel Land Trust, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Town of Hadley permanently protects 46 acres of forest and meadow on the Mount Holyoke Range.
The rippling effects of Hampshire’s founding mission of “inspiring students to create positive change in the world” can be felt throughout our campus. Our network of dedicated student activists and motivated group leaders inspires me and keeps me working as a leader on campus. I think it is one of the best aspects of our school.
In my last post I promised to share some examples for reaching minds through food. Please indulge me on two points: I am of necessity using my own institution as a case study, as it's work I can document. And I can only skim the surface, as these efforts are comprehensive, touching almost every aspect of life and learning on campus.
In the series “Student Voices,” current students write about the reasons they chose Hampshire and how our educational model works from their perspective. The Hampshire College farm offers shares each fall in which students can invest. Many students participate, buying access to fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers and helping to support local agriculture. The past two years, I grouped together with my modmates to pur