HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

The Sojourner Truth Memorial statue in Florence, Massachusetts was designed by Thomas Jay Warren and unveiled on October 2, 2002.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

January 21 marks the day Americans celebrate the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. 

Should Massachusetts brace for a small-college crunch?

Hampshire College announced Tuesday that, in response to what its president called “bruising” financial and demographic trends, it will seek a “strategic partnership” to carry it into the future. College officials are still weighing whether or not to admit a freshman class for next year.

Inside the Longsworth Arts Village at Hampshire College.
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Hampshire College says it wants a “strategic partner” to help it face a tough financial outlook. But the school's president stopped short of saying she wants to merge with another college.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Diane Lederman / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

Updated at 6:07 p.m.

Hampshire College said Tuesday it is looking for what it calls a "strategic partner" to help ensure the viability of the institution going forward.

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Northampton, Massachusetts.
CAROL LOLLIS / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech has gained a global reputation as a leader in deaf education.

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