Hampshire College president resigns

Trustees shelve merger idea, will pursue aggressive fundraising to remain independent school

FOLLOWING SEVERAL MONTHS of turmoil and protest against her leadership, Hampshire College president Miriam Nelson resigned Friday afternoon, the latest chapter in ongoing upheaval at the Amherst campus. Nelson, who only arrived at Hampshire last summer, announced in January that the college was facing dire financial prospects and was seeking a “strategic partner” to merge with.(...)

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