Twenty-six Hampshire College faculty members have taken positions at different institutions in the Pioneer Valley this academic year, with Amherst employing 13 of them. After Hampshire endured financial hardships that nearly forced it to close, the alternative education institution, founded in 1970, encouraged faculty to go on leave and take
Kristen Luschen is the Lewis-Sebring visiting professor in educational studies. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a doctorate in cultural foundations of education and a certificate of advanced study in women’s studies at Syracuse University.
On April 22, policymaker Rhiana Gunn-Wright gave a talk in Johnson Chapel on the Green New Deal, a sweeping proposal that aims to combat climate change and income inequality and is championed most notably by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th congressional district. Gunn-Wright is the director
Alyssa Snyder ’19 is a sociology major. Her thesis explores first-generation, low-income students’ experiences attending college. Her thesis advisor is William R. Kenan Professor of American Studies and Sociology Leah Schmalzbauer. Q: What is your thesis about? A: It’s about hypermobility and how low-income first-gen students go from their
Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) held its first-ever interfaith retreat, titled “Nourish,” from Friday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 16. As part of a broad effort to engage students across all religious backgrounds, the retreat created a space for attendees to slow down and connect with themselves and each other.
After months of student planning and activism, a new dedicated space for Asian students will launch this semester. The space, located in Wieland Hall, will have its grand opening later in November. The new site is intended to increase Asian students’ visibility on campus and provide a physical gathering location