Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Number of Articles: 4
First Article: September 19, 2018
Latest Article: February 12, 2019
By Sasha Williams '22
February 12, 2019
Emily Park is a biochemistry and biophysics major. Her thesis examines how iron
is regulated by internal biological mechanisms, specifically in plants. Her
thesis advisor is Assistant Professor of Biology Jeeyon Jeong.
Q: Tell me about your thesis.A: As a bit of background, iron is an essential
micronutrient for all organisms because it is used in many metabolic pathways.
But if you have too much iron, it can be cytotoxic, or poisonous, to the cell.
So, organisms have developed many mechanisms
October 31, 2018
Debbie Wen ’19 is an English and classics double major. Her thesis examines
domestic ideology and the role of women in Charles Dickens’ novels. Her thesis
advisor is Assistant Professor of English Alicia Mireles Christoff.
Q: What motivated you to major in English?A: I’ve always loved reading, ever
since I was a kid. I was born in China, but then my family moved to Singapore
when I was really young. We lived there for about four years and then we moved
back to China. But [Singapore] was where I
October 17, 2018
The recently released Clery Report for 2017 documents a rise in reported crime
on campus, particularly violence against women offenses and sexual violence.
The report is mandated by federal law and compiles data from the Office of
Student Affairs, Amherst Health Services, the Counseling Center and Amherst
College Police Department (ACPD) to indicate crime statistics for each academic
According to the report, incidents of reported rapes on campus jumped from five
in 2016 to 12 in 2017. I
September 19, 2018
Abigail Carroll is a visiting assistant professor of geology. She holds an
associate’s degree from Greenfield Community College, a bachelor’s degree from
Smith and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of New Hampshire.
Q: Tell me about your experience as a faculty member.A: So far, it’s been
wonderful! I have only taught three or four classes so far, and my interaction
with Amherst students has been amazing. As a matter of fact, I do field work
every summer in Wyoming, and I’ve al