Staff Writer Zane Khiry ’25 reflects on the uneven distribution of affirmative action’s benefits and questions its efficacy in bringing about racial uplift.
The class of 2027 has a record number of first generation college students. While administration and staff endeavor to provide them with a variety of resources, students report being underinformed.
The Editorial Board advocates for the college to rethink the ways it approaches diversity on campus, post-affirmative action.
This summer, the Supreme Court ruled that colleges can no longer practice race-conscious admissions. Amherst is grappling with the decision’s implications, which could result in lower racial diversity among future classes.
In response to the Supreme Court’s overruling of affirmative action, faculty urges for more transparency around athletic admissions.
In the wake of a Supreme Court decision banning affirmative action, the college’s faculty argue that diversity is crucial for education, in a letter signed by 144 faculty members.
Participants in a University of Michigan program that guarantees low-income students free tuition upon acceptance applied to and enrolled in college at higher rates. At an April 11 event, Susan Dynarski presented these findings, raising questions about how Amherst could implement similar programs.