Black Alumni Weekend was in the fall rather than spring this year, planned in collaboration between Black Student Union and the Amherst Society of Black Alumni, and featured a wide array of events.
Dylan Vrins '26
As part of its broader celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 speech at Frost Library, the college hosted a panel of alumni who have pursued social impact careers. Kennedy’s speech commended the College’s commitment to public service.
The actor, songwriter, and author John Lithgow spoke at Johnson Chapel at a Sept. 30 fundraiser for the renovation of the town of Amherst’s Jones Library. He read from his work, entertained with humorous stories, and extolled the value of local libraries.
The completion of the Lyceum set off a chain of moves across campus. The Writing Center and the newly-formed Strategic Learning Center now occupy the second floor of Frost, while the Office of Sustainability has set up shop in Charles Pratt.
Artist Janani Balasubramanian spoke to a group of students and staff about their work crafting large-scale, immersive exhibitions that integrate art and science on Thursday, May 4.
The Student sat down with newly-elected members of the Association of Amherst Students’ executive board to ask them about their plans and hopes for the upcoming semester.
Companies such as Amazon, Twitter, and Microsoft — popular targets for students interested in a programming career — have heavily downsized this year. The Student spoke with computer science majors and Loeb Center staff to document how the campus is adapting to big tech cuts.