Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Friday, November 18, 2022
Number of Articles: 4
First Article: October 5, 2022
Latest Article: November 9, 2022
By Maggie Sher '26
November 9, 2022
Award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright George Packer spoke to the campus community on Thursday, Nov. 3, as part of the college’s Point/Counterpoint series. In addition to describing his concept of “four Americas,” Packer laid out his fears and hopes for American democracy.
November 2, 2022
Political anthropologist Negar Razavi spoke to community members on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of the college’s response to an alumni petition for Amherst’s formal support of students in Iran amid ongoing protests.
October 19, 2022
President Michael Elliott sent out a schoolwide letter on Oct. 12 condemning the ongoing attacks by the Islamic Republic on Iranian student protesters. The letter followed a petition signed by over 100 students and alumni that called on Elliott to stand with Iranian students.
October 5, 2022
Up until about two weeks ago, a handful of students and faculty members received text messages soliciting personal information from a sender claiming to be President Michael Elliott. The phishing attempts are part of a nationwide increase in cyber attacks against institutions of higher education.