This Week in Amherst History

The students who served on Student Council were responsible for voting to dissolve the body. The problem was caused by the structure of the Student Council, which, according to The Student, should not have been a determining factor to eliminate a governing body. “The student role in such change is not dependent upon structure but rather on the ideas and energies of those who create and fulfill positions of responsibility.”

Students were apathetic to this seemingly drastic measure that removed students from college decision-making. According to The Student, “There has been minimal response; either students don’t care, have no ideas for change or are content to let the administration take over formerly student held responsibilities.”