HIGHER EDUCATION

Miriam Nelson resigned as the president of Hampshire College on April 5, 2019.
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A group trying to raise money to keep Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, open and independent says it's seen a jump in contribution activity since the school's president resigned.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.
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It's a busy week for the Massachusetts legislature's education committee as it hears the financial ramifications of declining district enrollments and school choice — and what to do about it. 

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
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Updated 10:45 p.m.

The president of Hampshire College has quit her post amid mounting turmoil over the future of the small private school in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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As Hampshire College continues to consider its future amid a tough financial outlook, it may have another issue to deal with: its insurance coverage.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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The head of the board of trustees at Hampshire College has stepped down. 

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