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College Expands Exchange Programs to India in Partnership with FLAME University

by Meenakshi Jani '23, Staff Writer ||

The college has launched a new bilateral exchange program that will allow its students to study abroad at FLAME University in Pune, India.

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AAS Creates New Senator Position For Transfer Students

by Sophie Caldwell '23, Staff Writer ||

The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) unanimously voted to add a seat for a transfer student senator on Nov. 17. In an email to all students on Nov. 21, AAS released the amended constitution, which now provides for a 33rd senator.

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Fallout From Affordable Housing Dispute Leads President Martin, AAS to Weigh in

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

Fallout from the affordable housing controversy continued through Thanksgiving break, with President Biddy Martin sending an email on the low-income housing project at the center of the debate to a group of students who identify as first-generation and low-income (FLI).

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Study Abroad Programs Impeded by Protests

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

Protests led by college students, among others, in Chile and Ecuador have reached the lives of Amherst students studying abroad in South America.

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Visiting Scholar Goes Missing, Discovered Day Later in NH Woods

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

One day after the family of Mianmian Wang, a scholar visiting the college for the year, reported her missing on Nov. 29, she was located and contacted.

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Staff Spotlight: Mike Kelly

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

Mike Kelly has been the head of Frost Library’s Archives and Special Collections since 2009, overseeing a collection of over 80,000 rare books and archival material concerning the college.

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Rabbi Bridges Judaism and Environmentalism in Talk

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor ||

Environmental Rabbi Ellen Bernstein sat down with students to discuss the connection between faith and environmentalism on Nov. 15. The gathering was an addition to Amherst Hillel’s weekly shabbat dinner in collaboration with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

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Possible Racist Incident in Cohan Under Investigation

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

The college is investigating a report of a group of individuals who used racist language while tearing down posters that highlighted people of color.

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Fresh Faculty: Joshua Hyman

by Sophia Wolmer '23, Staff Writer ||

Joshua Hyman is an assistant professor of economics. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University and earned his doctorate in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan. He previously taught in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut.

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Affordable Housing Dispute Prompts Student Outcry

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

Last week, The Student published an article on the new affordable housing project near Pratt Field — and its opposition from some Amherst College professors — consequently prompting a wide range of reactions.

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Thoughts on Thesis: Logan Deming

by Sophie Caldwell '23, Staff Writer ||

Logan Deming is an English major. For her thesis, she is writing a creative-critical hybrid piece about breaking out of imposed futures brought upon by heteropatriarchy and white supremacy. Her adviser is Professor of English Alicia Mireles Christoff.

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Changes to Party Policy Place Greater Responsibility on Hosts

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) announced adjustments to its party guidelines in an email sent to approved event hosts on Nov. 7, with changes taking effect Nov. 8.

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Nearby Affordable Housing Unit Planned Despite Pushback from Professors

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

Plans are underway for the development of a new affordable housing unit at 132 Northampton Road, a building adjacent to Pratt Field.

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Campus Buildings Face Accessibility Concerns

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

The college is set to make new changes geared toward increased accessibility on campus, including: the creation of an online form for reporting barriers preventing accessibility and the addition of a staff member to the Office of Accessibility Services.

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Faculty Revisits Policy on Sexual Relations Between Professors and Students

by Sophie Caldwell '23, Staff Writer ||

The college faculty is considering a proposal to ban sexual relationships between students and faculty members. The deliberation comes after the #MeToo movement and the nation’s reckoning with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

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College Reaffirms Commitment to Dreamers

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

President Donald Trump’s contested termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is finally under review by the Supreme Court, and the college has joined 164 other colleges and universities in supporting the continuation of DACA protections.

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Staff Spotlight: Joan Slocombe

by Sophia Wolmer '23, Staff Writer ||

Joan Slocombe is a card checker at Valentine Dining Hall. She previously worked at the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Formally Recognized by College

by Tavus Atajanova '23, Staff Writer ||

The college officially recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time in its history on Oct. 14.

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Honoring Stonewall, College Launches LGBTQ+ Event Series

by Sophie Caldwell '23, Staff Writer ||

President Biddy Martin’s house was decked with pride flags for the Stonewall Committee’s inaugural event, the Stonewall at 50 Soirée on Oct. 16.

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College to Construct New Student Center

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

A new student center will be built on the current location of Merrill Science Center and McGuire Life Sciences Building.

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Protesters Pressure Cargill CEO and College Trustee to Extend Rainforest Protections

by Shawna Chen ’20, Amalia Roy ’21 and Sophie Wolmer ’23, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writers ||

Dozens of students, led by the Food Justice Alliance (FJA), gathered in front of the Mead Art Museum on the evening of Oct. 18 to protest trustee and Cargill CEO David MacLennan ’81 for his company’s record of impact on the environment.

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Five Colleges Publish Letter in Support of Muslim Studies

by Amalia Roy '21 and Sophie Wolmer '23, Staff Writers ||

Administrators from the Five College Consortium issued a letter on Sept. 25 denouncing the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to investigate the Duke-University of North Carolina (UNC) Middle East Studies consortium for allegedly misusing federal funds.

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Fresh Faculty: Anna Abramson

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor ||

Anna Abramson is an assistant professor of English. She was a postdoctoral fellow at both MIT and Harvard. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in English and psychology, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in English.

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Basketball as a Passion, Sport and Career

by Matthew Sparrow '21, Staff Writer ||

Amherst basketball star Megan Robertson ’15 continues to pursue the game of basketball: this time as a data analyst.

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Tracing Indigenous Lives: Through, Around and at Amherst College

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student ||

The land on which Amherst College sits is Nonotuck land, with the Nipmuc and the Wampanoag to the east, the Mohegan and Pequot to the south, the Mohican to the west and the Abenaki to the north.

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Soaring the Skies on the Quest for Justice

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

A powerful change-maker, Abigail Golden-Vazquez ’90 stands tall in the face of unprecedented challenge.

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A Conservationist with a Mission in Mind

by Sarah Melanson '20, Staff Writer ||

From her time at Amherst to her current position at the San Diego Zoo, Julie Wright ’10 has shown a dedication to paying it forward.

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The Statesman and the Scientist, All in One

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

A true polymath, John Deutch ’60 has enriched the world with his tenacity and dedication in areas of scientific research and public service.

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Rabbi Paves the Way as Leader and Intellectual

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

A leader, writer, contributor, singer and podcast star, Jonathan Blake ’95 is transcending the traditional role of the rabbi. — Zach Jonas ’22

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Supporting Patients, Supporting Students

by Jae Yun Ham '22, Contributing Writer ||

A professor and neurosurgeon who prioritizes patient care, Robert Whitmore ’00 lays the path for a new generation of medical professionals.

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Studying Arctic Ice Caps from the Capitol

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor ||

As the director of the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Natural Sciences Program, Cynthia Suchman ’90 works in a position that demands constant learning and curiosity about her field.

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A Look from the Other Side of Admissions

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

Whether it be in the admissions office or a first-year residence hall, Kari-Elle Brown ’15 radiates with her love for students.

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Coder Parses Problems, Not Just Algorithms

by Connor Haugh '21, Managing Sports Editor ||

Nicholaus Mollel’s ’10 analytic approach has led him to suceed as an international student at Amherst, community leader and software architect Venmo.

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Looking at the Life of a Writer, Unedited

by Rebecca Picciotto '22, Managing Opinion Editor ||

For novelist Hannah Gersen ’00, writing is not a glamorous hobby — it is an instinct that has followed her throughout all of her ups and downs.

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Advocating for a Cleaner and Healthier World

by Hildi Gabel '21, Staff Writer ||

With passions for literature, community development and the environment, Hawley Truax ’85 has charted a career that has allowed him to engage most deeply with what he loves.

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Transforming the World Through Empathy

by Seoyeon Kim '21, Managing Arts & Living Editor ||

A compassionate communicator and fundraiser, Sarah Wagner ’80 makes a real-world impact with her philanthropic vision.

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Scholar, Swimmer, Lawyer, Trustee and Father

by Emma Swislow '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

An accomplished lawyer who clerked for two Supreme Court justices, Andrew Nussbaum '85 now leads Amherst as the chair of the board of trustees.

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Unearthing the Archives: An Exploration of Student Engagement Over the Years

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

Earlier this semester, college rankings for 2020 came out in a number of publications, most publicly in the U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal.

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Harvard Ruling Affirmed by College

by Seoyeon Kim '21, Managing Arts & Living Editor ||

Last week, the college welcomed the district court’s ruling in a highly-anticipated case, which decided that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process and that race-conscious admissions is constitutional.

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Professor Lyle McGeoch Remembered by Community

by Zach Jonas '22 and Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editors ||

Lyle McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 professor of mathematics and computer science, passed away on Oct. 5 from a heart attack. He was 60 years old.

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Thoughts on Theses: Derek Schneider

by Alexi Lee '22 and Jake Shapiro '22, Staff Writers ||

Derek Schneider is a senior biology major writing a thesis on speciation in lycium australe. His advisor is Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Jill Miller.

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"I Would Be a Great Diva," RBG Says at College Event

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed the role of the Court, workplace discrimination and the current political period — “an aberration,” she said — in a conversation with President Biddy Martin on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Amherst Alum Wins MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

The MacArthur Foundation awarded the MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship to Andrea Dutton ’95, a geochemist and paleoclimatologist studying past sea level rises to predict its future conditions, on Sept. 25.

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Climate Action Plan Prepares for Development Phase

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

Nine months after the CAP — which includes a commitment for the college to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 — the CAP has received renewed attention in light of climate strikes on campus last Friday, during which a number of speakers discussed the CAP at length.

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Reports of Sexual Assault Continue to Increase

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

The Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) received sustained increase in reports of physical sex offenses and crimes of violence against women, according to the 2018 Clery Report released on Sept. 27.

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Climate Crisis Illuminated in Campuswide Strike

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

Students, along with faculty, staff and other community members, rallied on the first-year quad on Friday to demand for stronger climate policy on campus and stand in solidarity with other climate strikes occurring across the globe.

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Loeb Center Institutes New Alumni-in-Residence Program

by Tavus Atajanova '23, Staff Writer ||

The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Development implemented a new program this semester that aims to connect students with college alums.

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Fresh Faculty: Ivan Contreras

by Sophia Wolmer '23, Staff Writer ||

Ivan Contreras is an assistant professor of mathematics. He received a bachelor’s degree from Universidad de los Andes, a master’s degree from the University of Utrecht and a doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Zürich.

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Effects of Vaping Crisis Echo on Campus

by Sophie Caldwell '23 and Amalia Roy '21, Staff Writers ||

With growing fear that use of e-cigarette devices such as Juuls can lead to respiratory conditions later in life, students are reevaluating the use of vape pens, e-cigarettes and Juuls on campus.

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LSAT Joins GRE, MCAT in Offering Digital Exam

by Meenakshi Jani '23, Staff Writer ||

After digital exams were introduced in July 2019, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will now be administered digitally in entirety in the U.S. starting in September 2019, eliminating paper exams.

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Gooding and Hills Fields to Undergo Renovations

by Sophia Wolmer '23, Staff Writer ||

Gooding and Hills Fields, which serve as practice and game spaces for multiple varsity, club and intramural athletic teams, will undergo extensive renovations beginning in late March.

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Thoughts on Theses: Sade Green

by Sydney Ireland '23, Staff Writer ||

Sade Green ‘20 is an English major. Her thesis is a collection of short stories with Black women as protagonists. Her advisor is Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, a visiting writer in the English department.

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AAS Candidate Statements for the Class of 2023

by AAS Candidates, The Association of Amherst Students ||

On Friday, Sept. 20, the AAS will hold elections for eight senators from the class of 2023.

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College Seeks to Modernize Information Systems in BIG Initiative

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

This past July, the college started implementing the first phase of its Business Improvement Group (BIG) Initiative, a project designed to modernize business processes at Amherst.

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ResLife Implements a Series of Changes, Including Free-Play Laundry

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

Effective for the beginning of fall semester, students will no longer have to pay $1.25 for each laundry wash or dry cycle, instead facing a $33 increase in residential fees to offset the costs of operating the laundry machines.

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Walk for Mental Health Funds Made Available for Student Projects

by Lauren Pelosi '22, Staff Writer ||

Students, faculty and staff can now request funding from the newly-established Community Mental Health Fund for projects intending to promote positive mental health on campus.

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Amherst College Republicans Appeals Sanctions From Judiciary Council

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

The E-board of ACR has asked the Judiciary Council to appeal its decision last spring to sanction ACR after the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) was made aware of ACR GroupMe screenshots containing derogatory language toward LGBTQ students and staff.

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Fresh Faculty: Victor Guevara

by Sydney Ireland '23, Staff Writer ||

Victor Guevara is an assistant professor of geology. He completed his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College, holds a master’s degree from the University of Montana and a doctorate degree from Virginia Tech.

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New Policy Sets Regulations for Protests

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

The college has implemented a new policy addressing student protests and free expression. Part of an annual update to the Student Code of Conduct, the policy is the first of its kind at Amherst and was introduced alongside another policy concerning facilities and ground use.

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College Hires 13 New Faculty Members From Hampshire

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer ||

Twenty-six Hampshire College faculty members have taken positions at different institutions in the Pioneer Valley this academic year, with Amherst employing 13 of them.

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Thoughts on Theses: Hapshiba Kwon

by Alexi Lee '22 and Jake Shapiro '22, Staff Writers ||

Hapshiba Kwon is an English major writing a thesis about the embodied experience. Her advisor is Writer-in-Residence Shayla Lawson.

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College Implements Flexible Grading Option

by Philip Corbo '22, Staff Writer ||

The college announced a new policy called the Flexible Grading Option (FGO) on Sept. 6 that would act similarly to the Pass/Fail Option already in place at the college.

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International Students Lose Jobs Over Work Authorization Delays

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

Widespread delays to OPT work authorization has caused several international students to delay or lose their internships and jobs. Some students are seeking approval for CPT, another form of work authorization that would avoid delays but change the college's curriculum.

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College Welcomes Class of 2023

by Audrey Cheng ’20 and Ryan Yu ’22, Staff Writer and Managing News Editor ||

New Student Orientation began on Aug. 27, when the campus opened the doors on its freshman quad to 469 new students and their families.

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College Among Pilot Group for ‘Adversity Score’ Tool

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

The college was one of 50 institutions across the nation to test the College Board’s recently released Environmental Context Dashboard during the past admissions cycle for the class of 2023.

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Fresh Faculty: Kristen Luschen

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer ||

Kristen Luschen is the Lewis-Sebring visiting professor in educational studies. She completed a doctorate in cultural foundations of education and a certificate of advanced study in women’s studies at Syracuse University. She joins Amherst after 19 years at Hampshire College.

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Dean of Students Strives for Inclusivity in First Year

by Lauren Pelosi '22, Staff Writer ||

The college welcomed new Dean of Students Elizabeth Agosto to campus in mid-June to begin work in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Student Affairs Given Jurisdiction Over Resource Centers

by Allison Poussaint '22, Staff Writer ||

On July 1, all resource centers moved from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).

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All the World’s His Stage

by Olivia Luntz '21, Staff Writer ||

Wesley Guimarães dos Santos is not only an impeccable performer on stage, but also a thoughtful person once the costumes come off.

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Dismantling Inequity, One Step at a Time

by Jae Yun Ham '22, Contributing Writer ||

ShoYoung Shin has devoted countless hours to advocating for a more inclusive community at Amherst.

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Empathetic Care from a Versatile Mind

by Seoyeon Kim '21, Managing Arts & Living Editor ||

Sarah Wishloff’s empathy and warmth are truly inspiring. Combined with her interdisciplinary mind and passion for health, she’s sure to do great things.

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Taming the Field: A Compassionate Pursuit

by Arielle Kirven ’21, Staff Writer ||

Rubii Tamen represents the best of Amherst, from the soccer field to the track and in the community beyond.

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A “Busybody” With a Critical Eye

by Connor Haugh '21, Managing Sports Editor ||

Renai Foster wears many hats on campus, but her keen and observant nature continues to impress.

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Team Player Leads With Drive to Succeed

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

A persistent competitor, Nate Quigley’s tenacious attitude and appetite for more is awe-inspiring.

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Fueling Accomplishments with Passion

by Sophia Harrison '22, Staff Writer ||

Maeve McNamara is accomplished, and that’s an understatement. Her natural charisma as a leader is nearly unparalleled at the college.

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Math, With a Minor in Talking

by Henry Newton '21, Managing Sports Editor ||

Kate Finnerty has dedicated their time at Amherst to exploring subjects from math to Mandarin, all while being an active member of crew and mock trial.

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A Churchill Scholar with “a Math Mind”

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

A mathematician with an interest in problem solving and quantitative methods, Jamie Tucker-Foltz will carry this passion into his Churchill Fellowship.

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The Beating Heart Behind All the Newsprint

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

Isabel Tessier has contributed more than 30,000 words and countless hours to this community. It’s simply impossible to add up.

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A Filmmaker Exploring Identity

by Emma Swislow '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

Helena Burgueño excelled at filmmaking, music and forging connections during her time at Amherst.

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Beneath the Blue Hat, a Devotion to Her Art

by Gaby Bucio '21, Staff Writer ||

Emily Park is known around campus for her blue baseball cap and love for hamsters. But her dedication to her work, peers and professors fuels her drive.

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“If You Want to Act, Understand the Stage”

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor ||

Yixin “Arthur” Xiao embodies a love for the liberal arts, with accomplishments in physics and a fascination with the humanities.

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A Meandering Path to Higher Education

by Camilo Toruno '21, Managing Opinions Editor ||

Arthur Pero ’19 took time to decide that pursuing a degree in English was the right thing for him. His thoughtfulness and clear desire appreciation for learning have made his pursuit of higher education all the more enriching.

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A Champion for First-Generation Students

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

As a first-generation, low-income student, Alyssa Snyder ’19 has leveraged her experiences to advocate for a more inclusive campus.

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Letter to the Editor: On Protesting Jeff Sessions

by Adam Bonin '94, Alum ||

Alum Adam Bonin '94 writes to the editor applauding students' demonstration against former Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, April 24.

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Jeff Sessions Speaks On Free Speech, Addresses Mueller Report

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

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.

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College Community Protests, Organizes Against Jeff Sessions

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

The Amherst community demonstrated against former attorney general Jeff Sessions in a variety of ways on Wednesday, April 24, as his scheduled talk at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel loomed over campus.

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Progressive Policymaker Gives Talk, Makes Case for Green New Deal

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer ||

On April 22, policymaker Rhiana Gunn-Wright gave a talk in Johnson Chapel on the Green New Deal, a sweeping proposal that aims to combat climate change and income inequality.

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College Explores Possible Student Center

by Emma Swislow '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

The college announced on April 17 its intentions to explore building a student center on the land currently occupied by Merrill Science Center and McGuire Life Sciences. Separate meetings with students and faculty convened shortly after.

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Student Body Votes Against Unity Ticket in Referendum

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

On Monday, April 22 the student body voted in a referendum to decide whether the Unity Ticket would be given a chance to run for the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) executive board (E-board) positions.

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Low-Income Students’ Experiences Marked by Alienation

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

In the last installment of the series, we look at inclusion, both in the admissions office and for students on campus.

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College Adopts Reproductive Health Certificate

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor ||

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.

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Thoughts on Theses: Namita Khajanchi

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor ||

Namita Khajanchi is a chemistry major whose thesis examines the presence of the protein mitoNEET. Her thesis advisor is Associate Professor of Chemistry Sheila Jaswal.

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AAS Senate Candidate Statements 2019-2020

by AAS Candidates, The Association of Amherst Students ||

The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will hold elections on April 24 for next year’s senators.

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Thoughts on Theses: Alyssa Snyder

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer ||

Alyssa Snyder ’19 is a sociology major. Her thesis explores first-generation, low-income students’ experiences attending college. Her thesis advisor is William R. Kenan Professor of American Studies and Sociology Leah Schmalzbauer.

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AAS Candidate Statements for 2019-2020 E-Board — Redone

by AAS Candidates, The Association of Amherst Students ||

On Thursday, April 18, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will hold elections for AAS president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and Judiciary Council chair.

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The Center for Diversity and Student Leadership Celebrates its Transition to Resource Center

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor ||

The Center for diversity and Student Leadership (CDSL) hosted an event on Thursday, April 11 to celebrate the relaunch of its space from an office to a center.

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President Martin’s Email Addresses Recent College Controversies

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief ||

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.

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AAS Voids Election, Disqualifies Ticket

by Zach Jonas '22 and Alison Poussaint '22, Managing News Editor and Staff Writer ||

On April 9, the Judiciary Council (JC) issued a decision on a complaint regarding the recent Association of Amherst Students (AAS) executive board (E-board) elections, deciding that certain candidates had spent money above the allotted expenditure cap.

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Legacy Admissions Scrutinized in Wake of Varsity Blues

by Shawna Chen '20 and Natalie De Rosa '21, Editor-in-Chief and Managing News Editor ||

In the third part of its series examining inequalities in the aftermath of the college admissions scandal known as Operation Varsity Blues, The Student examines the history of legacy admissions at the college and the reflections of both legacy and non-legacy students attending the college today.

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Fresh Faculty: Mark Jacobson

by Sarah Melanson '20, Staff Writer ||

Mark Jacobson is the John J. McCloy Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy. He holds a doctorate in military history from the Ohio State University, among other degrees.