Months after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning the legality of affirmative action, Staff Writers Dohyeon Kim ’26 and Nathan Lee ’26 spoke with President Michael Elliott and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Matthew McGann about how the college is adapting its admissions process.
Nathan Lee '26
Having translated her lifelong love for space into groundbreaking research on planetary formation, Cailin Plunkett exemplifies zealous dedication. Her passion has invigorated Amherst’s scientific community, and will carry over into an MIT doctorate.
Brian House is an Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art whose work investigates the hidden rhythms in our environments. His current project, “Macrophpones,” amplifies the sounds of the climate crisis.
Will DeGroot ’23 is a mathematics and computer science double major. His thesis works toward answering a “big open question” within the field of abstract algebra called the Galois embedding problem. In collaboration with the Amherst STEM Network.