Serving as the student representative to many of the college’s DEI efforts, Maya Foster’s personal “brightness” has perhaps improved as many lives as her work to institute protections against identity-based harm.
Caelen McQuilkin '24E
Mike Riley is a custodian at the college who most often works in the Science Center. In this interview, Riley shared stories from his life before Amherst and reflected on how he has learned and used the kindness that so many know him for.
Jason Williams is the Director of Chemical and Laboratory Safety. He spoke about his work with chemicals from “cradle to grave” and his journey to this “niche” field of science.
Behind the flurry of every snowstorm is a complex process of snow removal. The Student spoke with custodial and grounds employees to learn about the labor, pay, and local knowledge that make this effort possible.
A timeline hanging in the QRC documents figures, groups, and pivotal moments in the history of queer people at Amherst. QRC staff reflected on their experience researching and designing the timeline, and their belief in its value.
Jungeun Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. Speaking with Managing Features Editor Caelen McQuilkin ’24E, Kim discussed the roots of her passion for dance, its educational potential, and the different meanings it has taken throughout her life.
Last December, The Student reported on the impact of repeated instances of dorm damage on custodial staff and the facilities department. In this edition of Quick Questions, we totaled the monetary cost of those damages.