Mammoth Moments in Miniature: Oct. 4 to Oct. 11

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on campus happenings. This week’s edition features President Elliott's statement on Hamas's attack on Israel and further violence, and more.

Mammoth Moments in Miniature: Oct. 4 to Oct. 11
The 51st annual Fall Foliage and Cider 5K will take place on Oct. 14. The run raises money for Amherst A Better Chance, an organization that helps young men of color develop leadership skills and prepare for college. Photo courtesy of Amherst College. 

President Elliott Releases Statement on Israel Attack

In an email to the Amherst community on Wednesday, Oct. 11, College President Michael Elliott lamented Hamas’ recent attack in Israel and expressed his concern over the potential for further violence in the region. Though conceding that “any action we might take or statement we might make can do little to alleviate the tremendous suffering of innocent people,” Elliott wrote that the college remains committed to “student wellbeing” amid the reports of violence. He described the college as “a community in which we learn from one another” and cautioned students to avoid hate and misinformation on social media. “We need to be resolute that hate has no place at Amherst,” he wrote.

ABC Fall Foliage and Cider Run Seeks Volunteers

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the 51st annual Fall Foliage and Cider Run will make its way through the campus and bird sanctuary, starting and ending on the town common. More volunteers are required to staff the race, which raises money for Amherst A Better Chance. The local organization, according to its website, “prepares academically talented young men of color from educationally underserved school districts for college and future leadership roles.” Volunteers can work either 7:30 to 10 a.m. or 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. shifts. Those interested should email Sarah Barr, advisor to the provost on campus initiatives, at [email protected].