HIGHER EDUCATION

It’s something you might expect to see on a poster in a dorm. Bright green leaves, fanned and serrated.

It’s cannabis. Except today, it’s center stage on a table in the biggest lecture hall on UConn’s campus. But first, it had to get there.

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
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Faculty at Hampshire College this week voted on a resolution to express no confidence in the leadership of the Amherst, Massachusetts, institution. But because of technical problems, a faculty committee chose not to validate the results.

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.

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.

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
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Our look back at the week's news kicks off with Hampshire College and staff layoffs coming early next week, as the school continues a search for a "strategic partner" to ensure its long-term future. 

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