On Thursday, April 27, 20 students presented poetry and visual art for the second year of Nuestras Voces. Three participants spoke to The Student about the significance of the event for their identity as bilingual students.
The Academic Priorities Committee at Mount Holyoke has motioned to discontinue the college’s German and Russian language programs, citing material constraints. Students have mobilized against the proposal, and Amherst German and Russian faculty also worry that foreign language is being devalued.
Despite its intended goal of increasing the accessibility of music lessons, a recent policy change thwarted some students’ attempts to register for lessons this semester. The Student investigated the source of the difficulties and the outlook for prospective enrollees.
Following a 2017 grant, the Spanish Department has implemented a number of town engagement initiatives in its curriculum and student projects. Faculty hope that they can lead the way for other departments to bring the classroom into the community.
Staff Writer Zane Khiry ’25 argues that participation grades are a more comprehensive and equitable alternative to rigid attendance requirements for encouraging class engagement.