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Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

The college admitted women in 2018 for the first time since its founding in 1917. The two-year college has a total of only about 30 students. This year women make up 54 percent of the student body. Dr. Darlingtonis currently a professor of anthropology and Asian studies and dean of the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Four Women Who Are College or University Presidents Announce Plans to Leave Their Posts

Four Women Who Are College or University Presidents Announce Plans to Leave Their Posts

The women presidents who have or will step down are Laurie Nichols at the University of Wyoming, Pat Skinner at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina, Carol Leary at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and Miriam Nelson of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Before going to the University of New Hampshire, she served on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts for 25 years.

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

The Five College Consortium represents Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Pfatteicher is associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will begin her new job in April.

Anne Prescott Earns Book Award from the Association for Asian Studies

Anne Prescott Earns Book Award from the Association for Asian Studies

Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies in Amherst, Massachusetts, won the annual prize that recognizes an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level.

New Five College Consortium Digital Project Examines Early American Fashion

New Five College Consortium Digital Project Examines Early American Fashion

Scholars in the Five College Consortium (Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and the University of Massachusetts) in western Massachusetts have established a new online archive called Historic Dress.

In Memoriam: Katharine E. Reichert, 1928-2015

In Memoriam: Katharine E. Reichert, 1928-2015

Dr. Reichert was a former physician in the health services department of the University of Massachusetts and the former director of health services at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Hunt Davis Mazzocco, 1958-2014

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Hunt Davis Mazzocco, 1958-2014

Dr. Mazzocco was director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages in Amherst, Massachusetts. The center offers courses in less commonly taught languages for pools of students from Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Women Academics Named Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

Women Academics Named Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

Maya Jasanoff and Laura Kasischke were chosen as winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards on March 8 in New York City.