Video: Interview with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The American flag was raised Friday morning on the main flagpole at Hampshire College, following a weeks-long controversy that drew national attention to the small college in South Amherst.

American flag flying again at Hampshire College

22News spoke Friday with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash about why the flag was taken down in the first place, what effect the controversy has had on students, why the flag has been hoisted back up, and what the flag personally means to him. 22News reporter Kait Walsh also asked him about a confrontation he had at his home with Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters.

Play the video to hear the complete interview.