Mammoth Moments in Miniature: March 8 to March 21

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on notable campus news that has occurred since the last issue. In this week’s installment: Angie Tissi-Gassoway becomes the new Chief and Dean of Students, Take Your Professor Out returns, and more.

Angie Tissi-Gassoway Becomes New Chief and Dean of Students

In an email to students on Tuesday, March 21, President Michael Elliott announced that Angie Tissi-Gassoway, who had served as Interim Chief of Students following Liz Agosto’s departure, would be assuming the position permanently. He said she would also become dean of students on a permanent basis. Tissi-Gassoway began her career at Amherst as an area coordinator in residential life. She has worked at the college for more than 11 years.

College Offers Improved Bike Registration

A new program run by the Amherst College Tread Shed allows students to register and store their bicycles. Students who register will be given a registration sticker for their bike, which will allow lost bikes to be returned to their owners and abandoned bikes to be transferred to new owners. If a lost bike is found, the Tread Shed will attempt to locate its owner for 90 days, after which it may be transferred to a different student. The Tread Shed offers storage of registered bikes for up to a year, including during January and summer breaks. A link to the registration form was included in the March 20 Daily Mammoth.

TYPO Returns

The Take Your Professor Out/Take Your Staff Member Out (TYPO/TYSO) has been reopened to students, now with additional restaurant options. The program is available to groups of two to six students who are enrolled in a class with the professor they “take out.” The cost of the meals must be kept to below $30 per person. The participating restaurants for the current semester are 30 Boltwood, Mexcalito, Fresh Side, and Bistro 63.