Counseling Center to Add Counselor After Increase in Student Demand
The Counseling Center will hire a new counselor this fall amid increasing student need for counseling services...
Students Voice Need for More Counseling Resources
Last week, The Student reported on the search for a new counselor to supplement resources at the Counseling Center...
Low Voter Turnout Spurs New Registration Initiatives
9.5 percent of Amherst’s eligible student body voted in the 2014 midterm elections, according to a report by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE).
Writer Min Jin Lee to Teach at College
Renowned author and National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee will join the college as a writer-in-residence starting in the 2019-2020 academic year. Her three-year appointment to the English department comes after her appearance at the college’s LitFest in March 2018.
Journalist Serves the World With His Words
A powerful storyteller and compassionate reporter, Scott Wilson ’88 pushes boundaries no matter where he goes.
College Conducts External Review of Accessibility
Two nationally-recognized experts arrived at the college this week to begin a series of assessments on accessibility services and support.
Student Stories Call For Climate Action
Nearly 200 people filtered in and out of Frost Library on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for “Student Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an event hosted by Students for Climate Action (SCA) and sponsored by the Association of Amherst Students (AAS).
A Flawed System: The Burden of Service Among Faculty of Color
The Student conducted interviews with nearly a dozen faculty members to investigate possible disparities among faculty at the college.
A Flawed System: Navigating Racist Encounters
Professors of color discussed extra burdens of service and emotional labor as work not acknowledged by the college, while internal reports showed that professors of color were denied tenure at significantly higher rates than white professors.
A Flawed System: Professors of Color Face Hurdles in Obtaining Tenure
The process of obtaining tenure in academia is somewhat shrouded in secrecy. Though tenure does not grant a professor immunity from being fired, it does prevent a college from firing a professor without due reason. Tenure has been, and remains difficult, to attain.
A Flawed System: The Obstacles of Shared Governance
Because the college operates on the basis of faculty governance, very little is actually mandatory for faculty members at the college. Oftentimes, the lack of a more structured approach leads to little action on axes of diversity and inclusion.
Members of Men’s Lacrosse Posted Snapchat Photos of Unconscious Person with Swastika Drawn on Face
A swastika was drawn on the face of an unconscious person at a men’s lacrosse party in December 2018, according to information obtained by The Student. Members of the men’s lacrosse team then took photos of the person and circulated them on social media.
President Martin’s Email Addresses Recent College Controversies
A ruling by the Judiciary Council (JC) that sanctioned the Amherst College Republicans (ACR) for transphobic comments in their GroupMe incited public concern from members of the administration last week.