Mammoth Moments in Miniature: Sept. 14 to Sept. 20

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on notable campus news that has occurred since the last issue. In this week’s installment: college announces Covid vaccine booster clinic, the Marriage Pact opens for the new year, and more.

Smoothies Return to Val

On Monday, Sept. 19, Dining Services announced that its much-beloved smoothie service was returning. It began the following day and will continue every weekday between 8 and 10 a.m. Dining Services also told students to look out for “new flavors and varieties” to kick start their mornings.

Jones Library Hosts Banned Book Event

In the wake of a wave of book bans in conservative areas of the country, the Jones Library, located in downtown Amherst, hosted an event entitled “Amherst Reads Banned Books” in which community members celebrated and read aloud from their favorite recently censored books. In attendance were State Representative Mindy Domb and State Senator Jo Comerford.

College Announces Flu Clinic

As temperatures begin to drop, the college has announced that it will be hosting an on-campus Flu Clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested students must make appointments before receiving the vaccine, but the shot itself is not mandatory. A Covid-19 booster clinic will also be offered in the near future, likely in early October.

Loeb Center Hosts Helen Wan ’95 for Screening of “Partner Track”

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Loeb Center hosted Helen Wan ’95, an accomplished lawyer and writer. The event featured a screening of the new Netflix series “Partner Track,” based on Wan’s debut novel. The show and novel delve into the challenges faced by Asian American women in the legal world.

Marriage Pact Opens for the New Year

Cuffing season has arrived in Amherst. The Marriage Pact recently opened its questionnaire for the 2022-2023 school year, giving students an opportunity to be set up with a fellow Mammoth who just might be “*the one*.” As of Sept. 20, 721 students had already filled out the questionnaire.