Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Number of Articles: 3
First Article: March 11, 2020
Latest Article: April 3, 2020
By Henry Stiepleman
April 3, 2020
Claire Carlin is a physics major. Her thesis examines possible evidence for a
fifth fundamental force, specifically through experiments with spin-spin
interactions. Her advisor is Stone Professor of Natural Sciences Larry Hunter.
Q: What is your thesis about?
A: I’m writing a physics thesis with [Stone Professor of Natural Sciences] Larry
Hunter. It is a search for a fifth fundamental force. There are four fundamental
forces that we know about. The two that most people are familiar with are
By Henry Stiepleman and Zach Jonas
March 27, 2020
Since the college first announced its plans nearly three weeks ago to move
towards remote learning in response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak,
shifts in grading policy, virtual class format as well as staff responsibilities
and compensation have come rapidly. As these developments occur, students and
staff have made efforts to reconcile the abrupt end to the semester while
administration pushes to move forward with the new normal.
While campus changes persist, the state of Massachusetts
By Henry Stiepleman and Sydney Ireland
March 11, 2020
The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) announced plans to recreate the current
Resident Counselor (RC) position in a meeting with RCs on March 3 in Alumni
House. During the meeting, the college announced that it would discontinue the
current RC job effective by next fall semester. Following the announcement,
Senior Associate Dean of Students Dean Gendron quelled the RCs’ concerns
regarding job security by stating that new positions will be available to them.
The college will finalize the new R