8 Facts About Hampshire College

1. Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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2. Idea for Hampshire College originated in 1958 when the presidents of Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, appointed a committee to examine the assumptions and practices of liberal arts education.

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3. Hampshire College describes itself as "experimenting" rather than "experimental", to emphasize the changing nature of its curriculum.

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4. Hampshire College stopped accepting SAT and ACT scores of applicants in 2014 both to eliminate income and ethnicity biases in standardized testing and focus assessment on data better correlated with college success and on a longer period of time rather than a single high-pressure test.

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5. In 2017, Hampshire College pledged to continue to support climate action and reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement.

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6. Re-Radicalization of Hampshire College assisted the administration in launching a pilot program known as mentored independent study.

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7. Hampshire College continues to display a statement from Dershowitz on its website, in which the lawyer withdraws his criticism and pledges his support, stating, "Hampshire College has now done the right thing.

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8. Alumnus Ken Burns wrote of the college: "Hampshire College is a perfect American place.

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