HIGHER EDUCATION

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.

Scales of justice.
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While I’m not a fan of most of Betsy DeVos’s reforms, when it comes to Title IX, I’m in full support.

Great Food Comes With Great Waste At UMass

Jan 16, 2019
UMass Amherst emphasizes composting, providing compostable utensils, napkins and cups in the dining areas.
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The phrase “number one dining” is often thrown around at UMass Amherst. But with all that great food comes great waste.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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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.

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