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Faculty at Hampshire College Attempted to Vote No Confidence in President and Board

Faculty at Hampshire College Attempted to Vote No Confidence in President and Board

“meant to repudiate the college leaders’ recent decisions on how to deal with the Massachusetts institution’s longstanding and worsening financial problems”

https://youtu.be/FTQrHApNNkA

This was nothing more than a desperate move by desperate people. Hampshire is circling the drain and no change in leadership is going to change that.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Hampshire College Faculty Tries to Vote No Confidence in President and Board Leaders

The Hampshire College faculty voted Wednesday on a resolution expressing no confidence in the financially troubled institution’s president, the leaders of its Board of Trustees, and its chief financial officer. But due to technical and procedural problems, the vote was invalidated at the last minute by the faculty’s executive committee.

The vote was meant to repudiate the college leaders’ recent decisions on how to deal with the Massachusetts institution’s longstanding and worsening financial problems. On January 15, Miriam E. Nelson, the president, announced that Hampshire was seeking a strategic partner to help it create an economically sustainable future. On February 1 the college said it would not enroll a full fall class in 2019. On Tuesday it laid off nine employees in the admissions and advancement offices.

That evening the executive committee of the faculty called for a vote of no confidence in Nelson; the leadership of the board, including A. Kim Saal, the incoming chair and current vice chair; and Mary McEneany, vice president for finance and administration.

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Always a good idea to create more chaos to help the institution get out of a death spiral.

It would be nice if Hilldale College bought Hampshire College. Then the students would get a good education.

Quite a few colleges are closing now. College of New Rochelle just announced Friday that it probably could not last past summer.

Unlike the others failing which are liberal arts colleges, CNR is a working class vocationally oriented school.

A liberal arts college needn’t be liberal politically and they should clearly proclaim if they are, but that would admitting that they are not educating anyone but merely getting people to pay for indoctrination.

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