AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash announced this week that neither the American flag nor any other flags will be flown on campus. In a statement to 22News, he said this will be for an indefinite period.
Following the election, the campus American flag was lowered to half-staff, which offended veterans and community members, and then someone set it on fire the night before Veterans Day.
President Lash said the campus will continue to consult with students and staff about appropriately utilizing flags in the future.