Sunday, March 31, 2024

Back from the brink, Hampshire College is nearing financial viability - Danielle McLean, Higher Ed Dive

But since the 2019 financial crisis, the college’s leadership has led Hampshire on a path toward financial viability. Hampshire launched a $60 million fundraising drive, revamped its curriculum and went all-in on what President Edward Wingenbach described as one of the “most distinctive and interesting missions” in higher education: It is an experimenting college that aims to transform higher education, he said.  That has meant doing away with majors and departments and instead offering curriculum focused on addressing the world’s pressing issues, such as climate change and racial injustice.