Mammoth Moments in Miniature: Oct. 13 to Oct. 18

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on notable campus news that has occurred since the last issue. In this week’s installment: the college announces a raffle for newly-boosted students, the Town of Amherst holds a 5k run, and more.

Administration Announces Raffle for Students With New Boosters

On Oct. 13, the administration announced that any member of the community who receives or has received a bivalent Covid-19 booster, either on or off-campus, will be eligible to participate in a raffle for the opportunity to win one of several prizes. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses and lunch with President Michael Elliott. The raffle will be open for anyone who submits proof of booster vaccination by Friday, Nov. 18.

Town of Amherst Holds 5k Run To Celebrate Local Nonprofit

On Oct. 15, the town of Amherst held its 5k Fall Foliage and Cider Run in celebration of Amherst A Better Chance, the local chapter of A Better Chance, a national residential organization that prepares young students of color from educationally underserved districts for college and leadership roles. The run, which passed through various parts of campus, ended with cider, snacks, and awards for winners.

LJST Department Holds First “Fireside” Conversation of the Year

The Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought held its first Fireside conversation of the year with Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government in the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Martha M. Umphrey. During the event, Umphrey discussed her recent research on the court cases surrounding the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepherd, in addition to answering questions from students about the role of the trials and plea deals in the legal system and issues facing the Supreme Court in the upcoming term.

College Celebrates Annual Fall Festival

The college held its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16, on the Greenway Quadrangle. The event, which was open to students, faculty, and staff, featured seasonal delicacies, music by Appalachian Folk band The Wildmans, and horse-drawn carriage rides.