No flags will be flown on Hampshire College campus

President Lash said the campus will continue to consult with students

No flags will be flown on Hampshire College campus
A flag on the main flagpole at Hampshire College in Amherst. The college has decided to stop flying the flag during a campuswide discussion on the flag and its meaning. Following the election, students lowered the flag to half-staff, and it was burned on Veterans Day.

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.

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