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All the World’s His Stage

by Olivia Luntz '21, Staff Writer || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || May 23 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 28 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 25 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 25 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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, || April 24 2019 || 148-22

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 || April 17 2019 || 148-21

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, || April 17 2019 || 148-21

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 || April 17 2019 || 148-21

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 || April 17 2019 || 148-21

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 || April 17 2019 || 148-21

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 || April 17 2019 || 148-21

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 || April 10 2019 || 148-20

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.

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Hampshire President Resigns, Prompting Strategy Shift

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || April 10 2019 || 148-20

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.

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More Than Half of AAS Discretionary Budget Unused

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || April 10 2019 || 148-20

The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) managed $114,434 in discretionary spending for the 2018 fall semester, according to the AAS budgetary report. Yet from this amount, AAS allocated only $60,447 — $35,119 of which was actually spent — leaving $79,315 unused.

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College Admissions Scandal Provokes Questions About Athletics

by Shawna Chen '20 and Natalie De Rosa '21, Editor-in-Chief and Managing News Editor || April 10 2019 || 148-20

In light of Operation Varsity Blues and its fallout, The Student examines the implications of the scandal for Amherst College and its admissions practices. This week, we take a look at athletics.

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Association of Amherst Students, Judiciary Council Reprimand AC Republicans

by Shawna Chen '20 and Zach Jonas '22, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer || April 10 2019 || 148-20

The JC announced that current ACR executive board (E-board) members and E-board elects must step down from their positions and are prohibited from taking on E-board positions in any registered student organizations (RSOs) for the remainder of their college careers.

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AAS Candidate Statements for 2019-2020 E-Board

by AAS Candidates, || April 1 2019 || 148-18

On Friday, April 5, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will hold elections for AAS president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and Judiciary Council chair. The students below have announced their candidacies for these elections.

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Members of Men’s Lacrosse Posted Snapchat Photos of Unconscious Person with Swastika Drawn on Face

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || March 27 2019 || 148-18

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.

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Release of Common Language Document Leads to Community-Wide Fallout

by Shawna Chen '20 and Zach Jonas '22, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer || March 27 2019 || 148-18

The college was embroiled in controversy last week after the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) released the Common Language Document (CLD) in a community-wide email. Reactions to the document, which outlined and defined terms related to diversity and inclusion, were wide-ranging.

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Tony Jack '07 Speaks About Low-Income Student Experience

by Sophia Harrison '22, Staff Writer || March 27 2019 || 148-18

On March 21, Harvard Professor of Education Anthony “Tony” Jack ’07 spoke to a crowded audience in Lipton Lecture Hall on the effects of income inequality, racism and classism on students of low-income backgrounds.

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Admissions Scandal Highlights Wealth Disparities at Amherst

by Shawna Chen '20 and Natalie De Rosa '21, Editor-in-Chief and Managing News Editor || March 27 2019 || 148-18

Colleges and universities across the country were embroiled in scandal on March 12 when federal prosecutors disclosed charges against more than 50 people involved in a conspiracy to bribe college officials and inflate students’ test scores.

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Thoughts on Theses: Sommer Hayes

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || March 27 2019 || 148-18

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.

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Class of 2023 Most Selective Ever

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer || March 27 2019 || 148-18

The college admitted 1,144 of 10,567 applicants into the class of 2023 on Friday, March 22.

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After Attacks in Christchurch, Amherst Reflects

by Sarah Melanson '20, Staff Writer || March 27 2019 || 148-18

On Friday, March 15, two shootings occurred at two separate mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand while attendees participated in Friday prayer. Fifty people were killed and at least 50 more were injured in New Zealand’s largest massacre in modern history.

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College Placed on Lockdown Following Reports of Armed Person

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor || March 20 2019 || 148-17

The college was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, March 13 amid a police search in the woods south of campus for a potentially suicidal person with a firearm.

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SHEs to Hold Events Promoting Body Inclusivity

by Sophia Harrison '22, Staff Writer || March 20 2019 || 148-17

The Student Health Educators (SHEs) will be hosting “My Body is Beautiful Week” from March 25 through April 6, during which a variety of interactive activities will promote body inclusivity and health throughout the college community.

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Students Explore Interfaith Relations at Retreat

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer || March 20 2019 || 148-17

Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) held its first-ever interfaith retreat, titled “Nourish,” from Friday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 16.

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Thoughts on Thesis: Eric Kim

by Jake Shapiro '22, Staff Writer || March 20 2019 || 148-17

Eric Kim is a philosophy major. His thesis explores medical ethics from the lens of the doctor as the main moral agent. His thesis advisor is R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy Jyl Gentzler.

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Science Labs to Count as Half Courses

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || March 20 2019 || 148-17

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.

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Fresh Faculty: Pawan Dhingra

by Doug Appenzeller ’22, Contributing Writer || March 6 2019 || 148-16

Pawan Dhingra is a professor of American studies. He received his doctorate in sociology from Cornell University and his bachelor’s in psychology from Carleton College.

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Free Menstrual Products to Be Distributed in Frost

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || March 6 2019 || 148-16

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).

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Science Center Experiences Electricity Outage

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || March 6 2019 || 148-16

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.

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ResLife Announces Change in Suite Selection Process

by Cole Graber-Mitchell '22, Contributing Writer || March 6 2019 || 148-16

The Office of Residential Life announced on Feb. 20 that it has implemented a separate selection process for all suites on campus, removing these rooms from the general selection process, as well as changes to the way accommodations factor into room selection.

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Jennifer Egan Shines Light on Historical Fiction

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor || March 6 2019 || 148-16

Award-winning novelist Jennifer Egan spoke at the college on Friday, March 1 as part of the fourth annual LitFest.

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National Book Award Finalists Discuss #MeToo

by Isabella Weiner ’20, Contributing Writer || March 6 2019 || 148-16

The college hosted a conversation with 2018 National Book Award for Fiction finalists Jamel Brinkley and Brandon Hobson on Thursday, Feb. 28. The conversation, part of the fourth annual LitFest, was moderated by Rebecca Carroll, a critic for the Los Angeles Times.

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Funds From Mental Health Walk Left Unused

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || February 27 2019 || 148-15

The Walk for Mental Health that took place last year on May 2 raised $25,000, intended for allocation to events promoting mental wellbeing. Almost a year after the event, the money has still not been used.

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Pathways Discontinued After Decline in Participation

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || February 27 2019 || 148-15

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.

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Professor Connects Black Lives Matter to Baldwin in Talk

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor || February 27 2019 || 148-15

On Feb. 20, author and Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. gave a talk at the college titled “Interrogation of Excellence in the Black Experience.” The talk, which was held in Cole Assembly Room, is the last installment in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Symposium speaker series.

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A Flawed System: The Obstacles of Shared Governance

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || February 27 2019 || 148-15

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.

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Thoughts on Theses: Rachel Cohen

by Corey Jacobson '22, Staff Writer || February 27 2019 || 148-15

Rachel Cohen is a biology major. Her thesis focuses on the impact of coevolution between plants and fungal pathogens on susceptibility to certain diseases. Her thesis advisor is Professor of Biology Michael Hood.

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A Flawed System: Professors of Color Face Hurdles in Obtaining Tenure

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || February 20 2019 || 148-14

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.

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Community Reflects on Network Outage

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || February 20 2019 || 148-14

The week-long server outage posed significant challenges for students completing coursework, faculty conducting classes and staff performing other administrative tasks.

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As Layoffs Loom, Hampshire Faculty and Staff Look to the Future

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || February 20 2019 || 148-14

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.

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Fresh Faculty: Matteo Riondato

by Corey Jacobson '22, Staff Writer || February 20 2019 || 148-14

Matteo Riondato is an assistant professor of computer science. He received a master’s degree in engineering at the University of Padua in Italy. Later, he received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science at Brown University.

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Campus Undergoes Nearly Week-Long Server Outage Due to Network Disruptions

by Shawna Chen '20 and Zach Jonas '22, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer || February 16 2019 || 148-13

The campus experienced nearly a week of network outages beginning on Monday, Feb. 11, as the Information Technology (IT) department worked around the clock to test the campus-wide server and address varying disruptions that had caused outages since the beginning of the semester.

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AAS Senate Candidate Statements for Class of 2020

by AAS Candidates, || February 15 2019 || 148-13

The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will hold elections for Senate on Feb. 15. Amherst students will receive an email on Feb. 15 with the link to cast votes. The following candidates will be on the ballot for the position of senator for the Class of 2020.

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Hampshire Students Raise Voices in Response to Crisis

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || February 12 2019 || 148-13

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.

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A Flawed System: Navigating Racist Encounters

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || February 12 2019 || 148-13

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.

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Thoughts on Theses: Emily Park

by Sasha Williams '22, Staff Writer || February 12 2019 || 148-13

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.

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John Kasich Calls for Unity in Talk

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor || February 12 2019 || 148-13

Barely a month out of public office, former Ohio governor and 2016 presidential candidate John Kasich arrived at the college to give a talk on Feb. 7.

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Amherst Faculty Condemns Hampshire Administration in Open Letter

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || February 12 2019 || 148-13

A group of concerned Amherst faculty members published an open letter in The Chronicle of Higher Education on Feb. 4 addressed to President Miriam Nelson of Hampshire College concerning the lack of transparency around the college’s potential merger.

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Fresh Faculty: George Qiao

by Corey Jacobson '22, Staff Writer || February 6 2019 || 148-12

George Qiao is an assistant professor of history and Asian languages and civilizations. He attended the Fudan University in China and received both his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.

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Office of Student Affairs to Reevaluate Party Policy

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || February 6 2019 || 148-12

The Office of Student Affairs detailed proposed adjustments to the current party policy in an email to students on Dec. 2.

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A Flawed System: The Burden of Service Among Faculty of Color

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || February 6 2019 || 148-12

The Student conducted interviews with nearly a dozen faculty members to investigate possible disparities among faculty at the college.

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Hampshire Seeks Partner After Financial Distress

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor || February 6 2019 || 148-12

Hampshire College’s current operations are unsustainable, President Miriam Nelson announced on Jan. 15. The institution will seek a long-term partner to aid in its financial endeavors.

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College to Go Carbon Neutral by 2030

by Sarah Melanson '20, Staff Writer || February 6 2019 || 148-12

On Jan. 24, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the Climate Action Plan (CAP), committing the college to carbon neutrality by 2030. Work on the CAP has been ongoing since 2015, when the Office of Sustainability called on Amherst to set a date for carbon neutrality.

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Thoughts on Theses: Kelsey Choi

by Allison Poussaint '22, Staff Writer || December 5 2018 || 148-11

Kelsey Choi ’19E is a Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought (LJST) major. Her thesis focuses on the South Korean civil court case on women who were forced into prostitution in camptowns. Her thesis advisor is LJST Professor Michaela Brangan.

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Series Explores Labor Through a Gendered Lens

by Sarah Melanson '20, Staff Writer || December 5 2018 || 148-11

A panel run by the student staff of the Women’s and Gender Center (WGC) met on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to discuss forms of work that are underrepresented or lacking from the discourse on equal representation of women as a part of their Labor Intensive Feminist Education series.

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AAS Candidate Statements for Judiciary Council and Treasurer

by AAS Candidates, || December 5 2018 || 148-11

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Association of Amherst Students will hold elections for Judiciary Council chair, three at-large Judiciary Council positions and treasurer. The students below have announced their candidacies for these elections.

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Sylvia Rivera Floor Aims to Foster Community in First Year

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || December 5 2018 || 148-11

The Sylvia Rivera community hosted its floor launch party on Nov. 27 to celebrate its first year as a themed floor.

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Proposed Title IX Changes May Affect Campus Policy

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || December 5 2018 || 148-11

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.

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Student Stories Call For Climate Action

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || December 5 2018 || 148-11

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).

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Professor Gives Talk on Colombian Politics and Peace

by Ronin Rodkey '22, Staff Writer || November 28 2018 || 148-10

Monica Pachon, dean of political science and international relations at Del Rosario University in Colombia, visited Amherst to give a talk about peace agreements and the future of democracy in Colombia on Nov. 14 in Paino Lecture Hall.

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College History Discussed in Facebook Livestream

by Khalid Mohamed '22, Staff Writer || November 28 2018 || 148-10

In a Facebook livestream titled “Amherst History Live,” President Biddy Martin, Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein and Head of Archives and Special Collections Michael Kelly discussed the history of Amherst College.

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Student Focus Groups Aim to Improve Course Evaluation Feedback

by Lauren Pelosi '22, Staff Writer || November 28 2018 || 148-10

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hired five students in early October to facilitate student focus groups to study teaching and learning environments at the college.

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College Conducts External Review of Accessibility

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || November 28 2018 || 148-10

Two nationally-recognized experts arrived at the college this week to begin a series of assessments on accessibility services and support.

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Fresh Faculty: Jake Blackwood

by Zach Jonas '22, Managing News Editor || November 28 2018 || 148-10

Jake Blackwood is an assistant professor of economics. He received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

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Director Tells Stories of Athletes and Dancers

by Diane Lee '19, Managing Opinion Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

With tenacity, patience and an eye for a good story, Bess Kargman ’04 has made a mark on the documentary world.

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Lawyer Dedicates Career to Public Service

by Isabel Tessier '19, Editor in Chief || November 9 2018 || 148-9

In her roles as a prosecutor, a teacher and a proud Amherst alumna, Diane Saltoun ’84 has shown a constant willingness to take on challenges and break barriers.

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Journalist Serves the World With His Words

by Shawna Chen '20, Editor-in-Chief || November 9 2018 || 148-9

A powerful storyteller and compassionate reporter, Scott Wilson ’88 pushes boundaries no matter where he goes.

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Pastor Brings Together Faith and Community

by Natalie De Rosa '21, Managing News Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

Jean-Luc Charles ’94 channels his love for people through his faith and commitment to building community justice.

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Young Alumna Navigates Career Changes

by Nate Quigley '19, Editor-in-Chief || November 9 2018 || 148-9

From the tennis courts to the business world, Isabel Camacho ’14 has found success in all her pursuits thanks to an indomitable spirit.

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Actor, Model and Programmer Breaks Barriers

by Emma Swislow '20, Editor-in-Chief || November 9 2018 || 148-9

Lyndsey Scott ’06 has made a name for herself across various industries, despite the many people who told her it was impossible.

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Economist Devotes Lengthy Career to Teaching

by Henry Newton '21, Managing Sports Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

Joeseph Quinn ’69 found a love for the economics of aging and retirement that has deepened during his long tenure at Boston College.

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Novelist Finds Inspiration in Lived Experience

by Ryan Yu '22, Managing News Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

Harlan Coben ’84 has attained enormous success in the literary world due to his creative flair and dedication to the craft.

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Curator Pursues Passion for Objects of the Past

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

Inspired by an Amherst class on material culture, Tara Gleason Chicirda ’94 has sought to learn about history through objects.

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Basketball Star Finds Success in Silicon Valley

by Kelly Chian '20, Managing Opinion Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

Jeff Jordan ’81 served as an executive at major companies like PayPal and Open Table, before turning his focus to venture capital.

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Journalist Brings Humor to Politics and Finance

by Seoyeon Kim '21, Managing Arts & Living Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

With her humorous and insightful takes on the complicated worlds of Wall Street and national politics, Bess Levin ’06 has established a name for herself in the world of journalism.

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Philanthropist Supports Education at Amherst

by Connor Haugh '21, Managing Sports Editor || November 9 2018 || 148-9

With a focus on connecting ideas, resources and motivated people, Chuck Lewis ’64 creates thoughtful solutions to issues in education.

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Thoughts on Theses: Debbie Wen

by Sasha Williams '22, Staff Writer || October 31 2018 || 148-8

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.