HIGHER EDUCATION

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. 

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.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Layoffs at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, could come later this week.

Composer Kenneth Fuchs, a UConn professor of music, left, and conductor Jo Ann Falletta, after winning a Grammy for Best Classical Compendium.
Courtesy of Kenneth Fuchs

UConn was a double winner at the Grammys on Sunday, in classical music and jazz.

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