Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Number of Articles: 6
First Article: February 11, 2004
Latest Article: September 4, 2004
By Kimberly Lewis
September 4, 2004
The College ranked above both Williams and Swarthmore in the categories of
graduation and retention rate, the 2003 actual graduation rate, acceptance rate,
financial resources rank, alumni giving rank and average alumni giving rate.
Williams and the College tied with a 97 percent average freshmen retention rate.
The College and Swarthmore tied for the percentage of faculty who work full time
at 94 percent. All three schools had a ratio of eight professors for every one
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The selection committee chose Harringonton unanimously. “We were especially
impressed by her understanding of the place of the library within the liberal
arts context and by her vision of the library’s mission on the campus and in the
wider world,” said Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies Rose
Olver, co-chair of the committee. Call and President Anthony Marx approved of
the committee’s selection.
Call said that he is pleased with the committee’s work. “I felt that the search
April 14, 2004
“These are prestigious awards,” said Fellowships Coordinator Denise Gagnon. “In
the last five or six years Amherst has done very well in winning these
merit-based awards,” she said.
This year the College boasts one Goldwater winner, a Luce winner, a Watson
winner, a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship winner and a Fulbright Scholarship
winner. The College is still waiting to hear from the Fulbright Foundation
concerning five other candidates.
According to Gagnon, successful applicants convey a se
March 24, 2004
In previous years, Lieber had released only statistics outlining disciplinary
action. The College Council recommended the more detailed report after it
learned that many members of the student body are concerned that
student-offenders are often not punished severely enough.
Although the College releases statistical information about infractions
annually, students still express concern. “There still seems to be a
misimpression among students … that offenses go unpunished,” Lieber wrote in the
February 25, 2004
The damaged pipe clogged a sewage line connecting to the main sewage line,
causing a series of back-ups that extended from the street all the way into
Hitchcock basement. “Tree roots had grown into the clay sewer pipe near the
road, causing a blockage resulting in the flood in the basement,” said Dan
Campbell, assistant director of Physical Plant for operations. “[Physical Plant]
worked at freeing up the clog through the day. By 4:00 Wednesday afternoon it
was determined that the pipe would have
February 11, 2004
Molibi Maphanyane ’06, who recently resigned from his position as a senator,
echoed Park’s resolution in an impassioned plea to senators. “It is up to the
individuals of the senate to think about their integrity, who they are and what
they want to do,” he said.
Park, a member of the College Council, and Senator Jacob Thomas ’07, a member of
the IT committee, updated the senate on developments involving the online
directory. The information technology (IT) department intends to integrate the