Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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The president of Hampshire College has announced a first round of staff layoffs. This comes a month after the college said it's seeking a "strategic partner" to help the school stay viable.

A group rallies in Northampton, Massachusetts, on February 18, 2019.
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About 150 people showed up in the snow in Northampton, Massachusetts, on Monday to oppose President Trump's emergency declaration.

Members of the Hampshire College Community listen to a presentation by alumna Suzanne Perkins on February 15, 2019.
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Hampshire College alumni led a session on campus Friday arguing that plans for staff cuts and a drastically reduced incoming class should not go forward.

The R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, which houses the admissions office.
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Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, is helping some students who were supposed to start next fall apply elsewhere.

Alumni Group Plans Protest At Hampshire College

Feb 14, 2019
Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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A group of Hampshire College alumni are planning to hold a protest on the school’s campus Friday afternoon, as college officials plan to notify staff next week about layoffs.