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.
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.