Mammoth Moments in Miniature: April 19 to April 26

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on notable campus news that has occurred since the last issue. In this week’s edition: The college plans an Arbor Day celebration, and the philosophy department prepares for a lecture on restorative justice.

College Hosts Arbor Day Celebration

The college will be holding a Noon Hour Arbor Day Celebration in conjunction with the town of Amherst’s Public Shade Tree Committee on April 28. The event will host a speaker from the U.S. Forestry Service who will discuss recent “research on how the biology of trees change.” Following the discussion, a guided tour of “Amherst College Big Trees” in addition to a tree planting.

Philosophy Department Hosts Discussion on Restorative Justice

Professor of Philosophy Erin Kelly from Tufts University will give the final lecture in the philosophy department’s Forry and Micken Lecture Series on Racial Justice on Thursday, April 27. The lecture will focus specifically on the concept of restorative justice, specifically as it pertains to the redress of historically entrenched injustices.