Back from the brink, Hampshire College breathes new life

"… When the ‘black hole’ that threatened Hampshire’s future was made known in 2019, [Ken] Burns urged administrators and alumni not to waste energy and valuable time by pointing fingers.

‘I said, let’s stop trying to find blame. This is our situation. Let’s look at the present, and the future,’ he said.

If alumni loyalty and the conviction of Hampshire’s unique mission drives Burns most, there might be an underlying motive. Most people love the fighting underdog. In this school, he sees that." …

Thanks to alumni like Ken Burns, Hampshire College may have turned the corner!