Hampshire resolves to admit full class for 2020
In a letter to the Hampshire College community, Interim President Ken Rosenthal said the school is committed to admitting a full class for 2020, only a few months after the troubled institution decided to admit only a partial class this fall.
“At its meeting last month, the Board of Trustees voted to ‘resolve to admit a class for fall 2020 and proceed with the steps necessary to do so successfully,’” Rosenthal wrote. “People have asked, why is the board confident they can enroll a new class next fall 2020 when they voted four months ago not to accept a full class for fall 2019 and spring 2020? What changed? The answer is, the remarkable, historic outpouring of support this spring from Hampshire alums, friends, and people who believe in our college. We are deeply grateful for the unprecedented energy and giving to secure an independent Hampshire.”