New Program to Serve First-Gen Students
As part of an ongoing effort to support traditionally marginalized communities on campus, a new initiative called the Meiklejohn Fellows Program was launched this semester.
New Technologies Expand Pedagogies in the Classroom
In a push for increased student engagement, some faculty members are embracing new technologies as a potential solution to problems with traditional methods of teaching.
Thoughts on Theses: Elijah Koome
Elijah Koome ’19 is an English and black studies double major. His senior thesis examines the memories of trauma portrayed in Kenyan literature. His advisor is professor of black studies and English Rhonda Cobham-Sander.
Psychologist Speaks on Women Fleeing Gender-Based Violence
Kim Baranowski, a humanitarian and clinical psychologist, spoke in Paino Lecture Hall on Oct. 16 about the psychological conditions of women fleeing gender-based violence. Her talk was sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and the anthropology and sociology departments.
HHS Memo Poses Threat to Transgender Students
A leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which proposes legally defining gender as sex assigned at birth, has the potential to significantly affect the college and its student body.
Novelist Finds Inspiration in Lived Experience
Harlan Coben ’84 has attained enormous success in the literary world due to his creative flair and dedication to the craft.
Proposed Title IX Changes May Affect Campus Policy
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released a set of proposed provisions that would regulate how schools comply with Title IX, the landmark civil rights law which prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.
Hampshire Students Raise Voices in Response to Crisis
Many in the Hampshire community are still looking for answers from the school’s administration, accusing them of leading a deliberately opaque process in making these administrative decisions and violating the principles of shared governance on which Hampshire was founded.
As Layoffs Loom, Hampshire Faculty and Staff Look to the Future
Following announcements that the institution would not accept a full first-year class next fall, Hampshire College notified several of its staff members on Tuesday, Feb. 19 that they would be laid off in 60 days.
Pathways Discontinued After Decline in Participation
At the end of fall semester, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning suspended its Pathways Mentorship Program, citing declining student engagement and the growth of other alumni-student initiatives.
Science Center Experiences Electricity Outage
On Feb. 27 at 7:15 p.m., the main transformer in the Science Center suffered a short circuit, causing a building-wide power disruption that lasted for just under one day.
Free Menstrual Products to Be Distributed in Frost
Starting next week, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will begin piloting an initiative that provides free menstrual products to women’s and gender-neutral restrooms in Frost Library, in partnership with the Reproductive Justice Alliance (RJA) and the Student Health Educators (SHEs).
Science Labs to Count as Half Courses
Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, a new academic policy will grant an additional half-course credit in lab science courses. Currently, only the biology and chemistry departments plan on using the policy for the next year.
Thoughts on Theses: Sommer Hayes
Sommer Hayes ’20E is an English and religion double major. Her senior thesis explores southern identity and her childhood growing up in Texas. Her thesis advisor is Writer-in-Residence Shayla Lawson.
Hampshire President Resigns, Prompting Strategy Shift
After months of controversy over her handling of the institution’s financial crisis, Hampshire College President Miriam “Mim” Nelson announced her resignation on Friday, April 5.
College Adopts Reproductive Health Certificate
On April 19, the college announced that it would offer a Five College certificate program in Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice (RHRJ), available immediately for interested students.
Jeff Sessions Speaks On Free Speech, Addresses Mueller Report
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to the college community about free speech on April 24 in an event jointly organized by the Amherst College Republicans and the conservative youth organization Young America’s Foundation.
A Churchill Scholar with “a Math Mind”
A mathematician with an interest in problem solving and quantitative methods, Jamie Tucker-Foltz will carry this passion into his Churchill Fellowship.