Filmmaker Ken Burns joins effort to save Hampshire College | 3/20/2019 | Staff
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AMHERST — One of Hampshire College’s best-known alumni, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, has joined the effort to help the college endure financial troubles, President Miriam Nelson confirmed in a letter to the college community Wednesday afternoon.

Burns, 65, and seven others are members of the newly created President’s Options Working Group, appointed by Nelson. Burns, who graduated from Hampshire in 1975, is known for documentaries including the Emmy Award-winning “Civil War” and “Baseball” series.

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Nelson described the panel as “off-campus community stakeholders” who would be a “sounding board for the trustees and me, conducting their deliberations independently, and a vehicle for communicating with all Hampshire constituencies. They’ll convene for the first time this week to review the College’s financial position and the options currently under consideration, and to discuss...
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