Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Friday, December 2, 2022
Number of Articles: 6
First Article: March 31, 2021
Latest Article: May 5, 2021
By Ashley Chang
May 5, 2021
Lianbi Ji is an English and mathematics double major who wrote theses in both
subjects. Her English thesis focused on the writings of the Chinese writer Lu
Xun, and her math thesis studied elliptic curves. She also has a passion for
education — having volunteered to teach in China, India and the U.S., she is
currently a Math Fellow for “Introduction to Analysis” and an aspiring math
Q: What are your thesis topics?
A: My English thesis is titled “Translation as a Mode of Thought:
By Sophie Wolmer '23 and Ashley Chang
April 28, 2021
In preparation for the fall 2021 pre-registration period, the college has
increased registration requirements from three to four courses, signaling a
shift back to pre-Covid academic requirements. Despite the reversion, the
college plans to continue to offer January Term
classes. Students are glad to see college policy return to normal but worry that
the abrupt transition will increase academic stress.
April 22, 2021
James Logan is a graduating senior writing a physics thesis. A double major in
physics and mathematics, he is also a member of Spectra, the college’s physics
and astronomy club, and will be attending Dartmouth College for graduate studies
in physics. His advisor is Chair of Physics Jonathan Friedman.
Q: When did you decide on your majors, and what led to that decision?
A: Back in high school was when I really got interested in physics. My junior
year, I had a great teacher for my first physi
April 14, 2021
Sally Kim is an assistant professor of biology and neuroscience. She received a
bachelor’s degree in psychology from Haverford College and a doctorate in
biomedical sciences at the University of Texas, Houston.
Q: Where were you before coming to Amherst?
A: I was in Silicon Valley in the Bay Area. I was working at Stanford both doing
research and teaching [undergraduates] over there.
Q: What is your research and what inspired it?
A: I did more bioengineering when I was at Stanford, but my la
The college “is exploring transportation options” for students to receive
vaccinations at off-campus locations, Dean of Students Liz Agosto informed
students in an April 8 email. Agosto stated that the college will not be able to
administer vaccines on campus as it has not been allocated any vaccines by the
state, and it cannot make arrangements with local distribution sites due to
state policies. As of Monday morning, April 12, over 120 additional students
have completed the form seeking approv
March 31, 2021
Nick Holschuh is an assistant professor of geology. He received a bachelor’s
degree in geology and economics from Carleton College and a doctorate in
geological sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
Q: What led you to pursue your field of study?
A: I study the dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet. As an undergraduate student,
I knew I was excited about the earth system. I wanted to do something that was
STEM-related [and] felt like it had a connection to human systems, to our health