Hampshire Student Will Not Shut Up about Foucault


“It’s like you just don’t get it. The panopticon is just too deeply embedded in your psyche.”

AMHERST, Ma. – William Preston DuPont III, a Plant Psychology student in the Fifth Learning Cycle at Hampshire College, managed to bring up the writings of Michel Foucault no fewer than 18 times over the course of a 50-minute class period at Amherst this Wednesday. When asked why he thought it necessary to discuss the ideas of the French philosopher in a biology course, Mr. DuPont responded, “Well, I mean, it’s just that important. You just gotta [sic] think about it.”