Category Campus News

JLASH to retire in 2018

By Amy Deyerle-Smith Last Friday morning, President Jonathan Lash announced via email his intention to retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. “This is a bittersweet decision for me,” he wrote, explaining the factors in his decision: his prolonged illness last winter that kept him out most of the spring semester, and his […]

The Equestrian Team responds to funding concerns

The Equestrian Team     We’re writing in response to an article that was published about our funding request, and why one individual felt that your vote should have been no. In the article, our funding request was put into the comparative context of the Hampshire Sports budget and roster numbers. We don’t believe comparing […]

Remembering Professor Chike McLoyd

Sarah Rose Sanders In a blow to the Hampshire community, Professor Chike McLoyd passed away on December 27,  after a brief battle with cancer. Chike was an inspiring figure on campus, and someone who made significant contributions to the fields of urban education and social justice. His students remember him as being a dedicated professor, […]

Quesadilla Ousts Breakfast at the Bridge

Cori Cannavino The quesadilla is back– but at the cost of the breakfast sandwich, which will no longer be offered, as the Bridge will not be opening until 11am. Five menu items are also gone from the menu after a mysterious fryer hiatus: two new shiny gas fryers have been purchased and are sitting in […]

Going To Prospective Professor Talks is Fun and Cool

Treat Shepardson A little over two years ago, while I was still trying to figure out how to transition between Div 1 and 2, I met with a HACU professor who I had never had a class with and had a long conversation about how I was confused and did not know what I wanted […]

Hampshire Students at Standing Rock

Adin Buchanan Friday, October 18th. Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 107 “How much suffering are you willing to go through for this?” Alison, the trainer, asks our small groups. Slowly, but without hesitation, Jade says, “Yeah, I’ll pretty much go through anything.” Turtle is next. He pauses before speaking, “My spirit is strong. I’ll definitely take […]

Third Year Knocks Up Cow

Amy Deyerle-Smith Snow and temperatures may be falling, but Hampshire’s herd has been blessed: the cow Calypso is with child, thanks to the effort of third year student and cow enthusiast Amye Gulezian, who has been working to breed Hampshire’s herd of rare Dutch Belted cows since last year. According to the Dutch Belted Cattle […]

Protesters Demand Return of Flag to Campus

Amy Deyerle-Smith Adam Blaustein Rejto contributing  The car horns started hours before the announced start time of the “Stand With Old Glory” rally on Sunday, as protesters lined West Street with cars, motorcycles, fake army trucks, and– flags. Stars and Stripes, of course, but also spotted was the black and blue police memorial flag, the […]

Take Down the Flag and/or Perish as an Institution

Treat Shepardson Trump won the election. This we know well by now; it has already transformed our lives. On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, we passed through phases of grief and incomprehension. President Lash sent out an email meant to console; there were, suddenly, chalk drawings everywhere on campus, alternately comforting and galvanizing. In the […]

An Interview with Jonathan Lash

WARNING: the following contains references to drugs and the death of a student.    Kenzo: The reason we called this meeting today is we wanted to have a conversation with you about opioid addiction on campus because of the recent passing of Will Wright. JL: was really awful. Kenzo: yeah. It’s very sad. And I […]