Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Monday, September 26, 2022
Managing News Editor
Number of Articles: 17
First Article: September 29, 2021
Latest Article: September 7, 2022
By Caelen McQuilkin '24E, Eleanor Walsh '25, and Sonia Chajet Wides '25
September 7, 2022
A note from your new managing Features editors.
By Sonia Chajet Wides '25
May 28, 2022
Guided by a passion for changemaking and a commitment to making Amherst a better place, Joelle Crichlow has done just that — and she will continue to effect positive change wherever her path takes her.
By Caelen McQuilkin '24E and Sonia Chajet Wides '25
May 11, 2022
In the second installment of this series, The Student explores how diversity initiatives have constructed today’s student body. Several student stories shine light on the way that students and their experiences with the college process relate to the institution’s changes in access over time.
By Sonia Chajet Wides '25 and Caelen McQuilkin '24E
May 4, 2022
In the first of a two-part series exploring Amherst’s initiatives to reach students and communities with less historic access to higher education, The Student examines the historic buildup of Amherst’s efforts to diversify, particularly in the late 1960s.
April 27, 2022
Last week, President Biddy Martin announced the Board of Trustees’ decision to keep ACPD armed after consulting a report from the Campus Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Student spoke with CSAC members to better understand the report’s creation and its relation to the trustees’ decision.
By Eleanor Walsh '25 and Sonia Chajet Wides '25
April 20, 2022
The board of trustees has voted to keep the Amherst College Police Department armed, President Biddy Martin announced on Monday, April 18. The announcement came after the release of the final report from the Campus Safety Advisory Committee.
April 6, 2022
In an April 1 email, Chief of Police John Carter responded to criticism over the decision to unmark all ACPD vehicles, expressing regret and requesting input. Students expressed frustration with his response, linking it to the broader trend of the department’s response to calls for change.
March 30, 2022
The Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) recently made its fleet of five vehicles entirely unmarked. While the department states that this choice was an attempt to reduce police presence on campus, students report feeling increased fear and uncertainty from the change.
By Ethan Foster '25 and Sonia Chajet Wides '25
March 23, 2022
The Food Justice Alliance instituted a new program relying on student volunteers to reduce food waste. The extra food from Val is donated to Craig’s Doors, a local homeless shelter in the town of Amherst.
By Karina Maciel '25, Caelen McQuilkin '24E, and Sonia Chajet Wides '25
March 9, 2022
On this day, March 9, two years ago, the college announced it would switch to remote learning due to Covid-19. The Student asked members of the college community to reflect on what they’ve learned through the pandemic, what has changed in their lives, and how they see the world differently now.
March 2, 2022
Alongside students at other Massachusetts colleges, Amherst students are mobilizing to garner support for a Massachusetts state legislature bill that would place a five-year moratorium on prison construction. They are advocating for the funding of community programs instead of prisons.
February 16, 2022
Deborah E. Lipstadt, President Biden’s nominee for Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, gave a talk on Feb. 10 titled “Antisemitism: The Ubiquitous Hatred.” She explained the ideology behind antisemitism, leading students to express concerns about antisemitism at the college.
By Eleanor Walsh '25, Tana DeLalio '24, Caelen McQuilkin '24E, and Sonia Chajet Wides '25
February 9, 2022
The college has loosened some of its initial Covid restrictions following the success of its protocols for move-in and the first week of classes. Students and professors expressed understanding for the initially stricter protocols, while yearning for a return to near-normalcy.
December 1, 2021
The Student interviewed several students who have been quarantined this semester after testing positive for Covid about their time in isolation. Students reported a variety of experiences, ranging from satisfaction with the resources provided to social and academic isolation.
November 3, 2021
The college has not disclosed its spending on the Oct. 15 Bicentennial Party, which featured several extravagant amusements, from a ferris wheel to a performance by Grammy award-winning artist Common. The Student investigated the motivation behind the celebration, as well as the source of the funds.
October 20, 2021
The college held a lavish Bicentennial Party for the campus community on Oct. 15. The celebration served an array of New England foods, boasted a Ferris wheel and 100-foot slide, and featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Common.
September 29, 2021
Off-campus travel will not be restricted during Fall Break (Oct. 9-12), although the college strongly encourages students to stay on campus. Students expressed excitement over the opportunity for a change in routine and scenery, as well as gratitude for the college’s return testing protocol.