Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Number of Articles: 4
First Article: August 31, 2018
Latest Article: August 29, 2019
By Audrey Cheng '20
August 29, 2019
New Student Orientation began on Aug. 27, when the campus opened the doors on
its freshman quad to 469 new students and their families. According to the
Office of Admission, these students are among 1,195 students accepted into the
class of 2023 and among 10,567 students who applied, representing an admissions
rate of 11 percent and matriculation rate of 39 percent.
Students traveled across the country and the world to attend, representing 41
different states and with 11 percent of the class co
October 3, 2018
Jay Gonzalez, the Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts, announced
a proposal this month to impose a state tax on non-profit colleges and
universities with endowments exceeding $1 billion, which would include Amherst.
Gonzalez is running against Republican incumbent Charlie Baker in the Nov. 6
Gonzalez’s platform includes expansive plans for transportation and education
initiatives, and this tax is a part of his method for funding these initiatives.
If enacted, the tax w
September 12, 2018
The Lord Jeffery Inn, a hotel in Amherst Center owned by the college, announced
on Aug. 28 that it will change its name to Inn on Boltwood in January 2019. The
decision is part of a greater process at the college of moving away from the
unofficial Lord Jeffery mascot since the Board of Trustees’ 2016 ruling.
The board formally declared that the college would cease to use the Lord Jeff on
official Amherst communications, messaging and symbolism on Jan. 26, 2016 after
students at Amherst Uprising
August 31, 2018
Three new college administrators, Chair of the Board of Trustees Andrew Nussbaum
’85, Chief Student Affairs Officer Hikaru Kozuma and Dean of Admissions and
Financial Aid Matthew McGann, will begin work in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The President’s Office announced their appointments at various points over the
Nussbaum, a partner at New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, was
elected chair by the Board of Trustees in late May. After serving as a trustee
for eight years,