Hampshire College Makes Special Transfer Offer to Students at Florida College Now Run by Conservatives
“This opportunity is in response to the continuing attacks on New College of Florida intended to limit intellectual exploration, turn back progress toward inclusion, and curtail open discussion of race, injustice, and histories of oppression”
Hampshire College came close to closing a few years ago, so this looks like opportunism. Of course, Hampshire would love to get a new batch of tuition paying students.
The College Fix reports:
‘Progressive’ college offers easy transfers to students at Florida college now run by conservatives
An elite Massachusetts liberal arts college has announced that it will offer an easy transfer process to New College of Florida students, who it claims suffer “ideological limits” under Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reforms.
Hampshire College — which made national headlines in 2016 when it took down the American flag to focus on addressing racism and transphobia — will “offer admission to all New College of Florida students in good standing and match their current cost of tuition,” it reported in a news release Thursday.
Tuition at Hampshire for 2023-24 is $54,892 a year, according to its website.
“This opportunity is in response to the continuing attacks on New College of Florida intended to limit intellectual exploration, turn back progress toward inclusion, and curtail open discussion of race, injustice, and histories of oppression,” the college wrote.
“Who is Hampshire College?” New College of Florida’s Interim President Richard Corcoran asked in response to an email from The College Fix. “I am disappointed by their attempt to get free publicity and insert themselves into a narrative of progress and success in liberal arts education here in Florida.”
Hampshire made its decision after “consulting with the student organizers rallying to preserve New College’s distinctive approach to undergraduate education,” its news release stated. “Hampshire College is proud to stand with students who crave a progressive education.”
These student organizers are affiliated with the advocacy group Save New College, which identifies itself as a “coalition to defend New College and educational freedom from a hostile political takeover,” according to its website.
Hampshire College accused New College’s recently appointed trustees of “impos[ing] a narrowly politicized curriculum” that “broke promises made to its current students to support a self-directed, rigorous education grounded in a commitment to free inquiry,” according to the news release.
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Let’s hope the Chancellor of Hampshire College consulted with his CFO to check on their endowment portfolio’s performance and its projected income.
Chances are the entire gender studies, LGBTQ+ enclaves, and their BLM crowd will overweight and the campus with non-tuition-paying students who will demand a Bernie Sanders-free college experience.
This is the best thing that could happen to New College–a purge by natural selection!
It’s like asking for a Mariel boatlift. 🤡
We should encourage this.
Anything that entices locusts back to the hive.
Absolutely. And we should start a GoFundMe to pay for U-Haul. With the proviso they cancel their FL vote and promise not to return for 10 years.
Interesting transfer offer considering that New College doesn’t have grades.
And Hampshire does not require, nor encourage, its applicants to take the SAT.
These places run their institutions like a track meet without a stopwatch. It really is extraordinary.
The fact that anyone would enroll at such places, or attend … it really is The Emperor’s New Clothesfor the 21st century.
(How do such places maintain any kind of official accreditation? Is it not, at some point, just farce?)
SAT optional admission is one of the dumbest things I’ve seen recently in college acceptance, and I’ve been around to see quite a bit of dumb in the academy.
That said, it’s a far different animal to accept transfers of college credit courses without grades. There is no university or college in the country that would accept what essentially amounts to pass/fail credit from another university or college. Doing so would open a whole can of worms. The main reason, among several, is that transfer students typically have to earn at least a C (some places a B) to transfer in credit. Someone can P/F and get a P with what amounts to a D.
I’m really shocked that they are doing this, but I’m guessing they don’t expect many if any students to take them up on the offer. It’s not like the cost of living in wokelandia is the same as it is in Florida.
“It’s not like the cost of living in wokelandia is the same as it is in Florida.”
Heaven forbid they bear any of the costs of indulging their own fantasies. That’s our job.
“These places run their institutions like a track meet without a stopwatch.”
I’m thinking not being accredited by a state entity is a sign of excellence now.
The tuition at New College for in-state students is $6,916 and out-of-state is $29,944. Compare that to Hampshire’s $54,892, plus Florida weather is way better than Massachusetts weather. So, it would take a financial illiterate who likes to freeze in the Massachusetts winter to be dumb enough to move from New College to Hampshire.
Not that you are totally wrong in your post but perhaps you missed the part where they said they would admit New College students and allow them to pay the cost of their current tuition at New College?
A couple things:
1. If I were a current Hampshire College student, I would be livid. I’d want the same deal.
2. I bet one of the caveats is that it’s only that deal for the first year.
Sorry, I did miss that part about tuition. On the other hand, the weather in Florida is much more benign. I lived through four winters in Boston, and one has to be a real masochist to give up Florida for Massachusetts in the winter.
“Hampshire College is proud to stand with students who crave a progressive education.” Now, THAT makes me laugh. The number of schools where you will NOT receive a progressive education is miserably small.
I haven’t heard a good oxymoron in a while. Thanks for pointing it out. And this one is really for people who will graduate as morons with the mind of an ox.
Does anybody else recall THE MUSIC MAN?
In which expensive musical instruments are sold to children and their parents. Even though no one knows how to play a note on any of the instruments.
The story is supposed to be a funny satire.
And yet, it seems to be used in our higher education system nowadays as an Instruction Manual for conning students and their parents out of thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars.
In the real world, how can anyone who has anything to with Hampshire College be taken seriously?
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