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Former VP Al Gore speaks at Hampshire College

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AMHERST, MA (WSHM) -

Former Vice President Al Gore spent his afternoon Friday in Western Mass. Gore was the keynote speaker at Hampshire College for the inaugural ceremony for the school's new president, Jonathan Lash.

Lash is the college's sixth president. He has been serving since July.

The former VP spoke first and foremost of his prior work with Lash and the good he thinks he will bring to the school.

Gore then went on to discuss an array of issues facing the nation and gave the students some advice. Now whether talking about the economy, the upcoming election or global warming, the former VP told the audience that they're the ones who have the power to create change.

Students and other guests who CBS 3 spoke with felt it was a very exciting opportunity to get to hear the former vice president speak. Many say they're excited to see how Lash's leadership will help Hampshire College in the future.

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