Staff, faculty, students respond to new president at Hampshire

July 26, 2019 | WAMC.org

The Hampshire College community is reacting after the appointment of a new president to lead the struggling campus.

In April, Miriam Nelson resigned as president of the private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. It followed months of heavy criticism from students, faculty, staff, and alumni over her plans for how to bring the financially faltering institution into the future. Now, the college has appointed a permanent replacement with Ed Wingenbach, filling a role that college founder Kenneth Rosenthal has tended to in the interim.

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