Hampshire Professor Addresses Layoffs, No Confidence Vote

Feb 23, 2019

Salman Hameed is a Charles Taylor chair and associate professor of integrated science and humanity at Hampshire College. He’s acting as a media liaison for the college’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Hampshire is now undergoing layoffs following a series of decisions from the school’s leadership to not accept a full incoming class for Fall 2019. The moves come due to declining enrollment and concerns around the college’s future. Hampshire is seeking a financial partner. WAMC spoke with Hameed about life during layoffs and the faculty’s attempted vote of no confidence in Hampshire president Miriam Nelson.