Category Events

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 […]

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 […]

Eqbal Ahmad Lecture At The Center of Dialogue About Race

Treat Shepardson Hampshire hosted an educational series called “Looking Back, Moving Forward” this week, fulfilling a promise first minted this past August. The series, first announced in President Lash’s August 2016 update, was planned by the Advisory Council on Hampshire’s Commitment to Anti-Racism, part of the college and council’s wider effort to address inter-community concerns […]

“Cookies On Ice” At Amherst Hip-Hop Festival

Jason Ahjua “We got cookies. Cookies on ice.” This isn’t a phrase that you would expect to hear anywhere, especially not at a hip-hop show. Yet here I stood at Amherst College’s Inaugural Fall Hip-Hop Festival and boy, did they have snacks. Hot apple cider, hot chocolate, open trays of cookies, and the aforementioned cookies […]

Hampshire Halloween is Coming!

Cori Cannavino   Fall leaves, pumpkin patches, spookie vibes, corn maze… Hampshire Halloween?? It’s fall in the valley and Hampshire Halloween is so close we can almost taste the fake blood. So what’s happening this year? Hampshire Halloween will be held Friday the 28th and will start around 6:00pm on the library lawn and last […]

Summer Update: Campus Happenings

Dylan Eli Although Commencement came and went, and most folks moved to their respective summer locations over a month ago, Hampshire’s campus has seen a steady stream of activity. In late May, I noticed that the bike-rim crushing pothole by Franklin Patterson Hall had been repaired. I saw Facilities & Ground staff working with folks […]

Decolonize Media Collective disrupts Kern Center opening

[The Kern Center] On Friday morning, Eva Rueschmann, acting President of Hampshire College stood in front of the college’s new building, The R.W. Kern Center. A few minutes into Eva’s opening address, members of the Decolonize Media Collective began a Mic Check call and repeat. Eva stepped aside and five members of the collective came to […]

Spring Jam (is happening)

Sara Turner Hampshire College’s annual springtime concert and community event, Spring Jam, will hit campus this Saturday, April 30. Each year a planning committee of students comes together to make this event not only possible, but also enjoyable for the campus. Advertising for this year’s Spring Jam came at short notice. Thankfully, this does not […]

***Upcoming Event Announcement***

Anti-Oppressive Permaculture Design An interdisciplinary workshop with Cynthia Espinosa and Lisa Depiano Wednesday, April 20th, 5-7:30PM Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall ~Dinner will be provided~ This workshop will focus on the ways that social permaculture principles in action can help us understand and disrupt oppressive power structures and racial hierarchies. There will be hands-on activities […]

You Are Invited To Another Knowledge & Wellness Commons Update (More Cordially This Time)

Come to the Airport Lounge in the Library today, Friday, April 8th from 11:30 to 12:30 for the next community update on Hampshire’s Knowledge and Wellness Commons. Once again, for those not in the loop, the K&W commons will be a major redesign of the Library and Robert Crown Center that will incorporate Health Services […]