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The American flag was raised at Hampshire College this morning, two weeks after the removal of the Stars and Stripes drew national attention, sharp criticism and protests outside the campus of the small liberal arts school in Amherst.

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The American flag was raised at Hampshire College this morning, two weeks after the removal of the Stars and Stripes drew national attention, sharp criticism and protests outside the campus of the small liberal arts school in Amherst. 

The American flag has been restored at Hampshire College.
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The Massachusetts college that drew nationwide criticism when it stopped flying the U.S. flag on campus following the presidential election says Old Glory is back up. 

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  Hampshire College has begun constructing the largest campus solar power array in New England. It is an ambitious project that is part of the small liberal arts college’s plan to someday have a carbon-neutral campus.

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony today marked the opening of the first new building on the Hampshire College campus in nearly three decades. But it is no ordinary building. It was designed and built to achieve the most advanced environmentally sound building standard in the world.

A photo of Hampshire College Professor Michael Klare
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The proliferation of violent conflicts and social upheaval around the world is likely to increase as a result of climate change. That is the view of Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. 

Klare, who has written widely on U.S. military policy, is delivering a special lecture today on war and peace in the climate change era.  

     His lecture at 4:30 this afternoon at Hampshire College’s Franklin Patterson Hall is sponsored by the Five College Consortium.

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Students, faculty and staff at Hampshire College in Amherst are able to move around campus a bit faster thanks to a recent speed limit change. But, it wasn’t done to help students get to class on time.

   Hampshire College has been awarded a five-year $2 million grant from a private family foundation to launch a new project on ethical engagement and leadership.  The Leadership and Ethical Engagement Project ( LEEP) will be a resource for local institutions and organizations with core operating principles that focus on the common good.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Hampshire College Dean of Curriculum and Assessment Laura Wenk.

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Hampshire College will break ground this afternoon to build a new $7.5 million multi-use building.   The college says the new building has the most rigorous environmental design standards in the world.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke about the new building with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash.

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Hampshire College professor Chris Perry is in Los Angeles where he will be honored tomorrow at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual technical awards presentation. Perry, and three former colleagues, will receive a Technical Achievement Award for developing a software application for computer graphics animation.  The technology has been used in more than 100 feature films including Life of Pi and Golden Compass – Oscar winners for Best Visual Effects.   Perry spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny

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Several  events  were held in Amherst Massachusetts over the weekend to mark the inauguration of Jonathan Lash as the sixth president of Hampshire College.  The highlight was a formal inauguration ceremony  featuring a keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

 

      Gore spoke forcefully on his signature issue, global warming, saying policies and practices must change and critics who deny the scientific evidence must be refuted.

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Jonathan Lash will be inaugurated this Friday  as the sixth president of Hampshire College. Lash was an environmental attorney, and a former Vermont State Secretary of Natural Resources.  Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a speech at the inauguration.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lash.

An international conference hosted by the Five College educational consortium is taking place this weekend in western Massachusetts.  It is the wrap up to an 18 month project, known as riverscaping. The idea was to identify new ways for people to interact with the Connecticut River.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with one of the project’s leaders, Thom Long, a professor of architecture at Hampshire College.