Val has made to-go cups less accessible in the hopes of reducing unnecessary waste. Some staff say it is part of a larger plan to phase out all plastic and paper materials.
Reductions initiated last spring have forced departments across campus to find room in their budgets. Notable changes include scaled-back orientation activities and the end of the college’s contract with Xfinity on Campus.
Michael Morris ’00 resigned from his role as superintendent of Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools following reported mistreatment of LGBTQ students in the district. After seven years in the position, Morris reflected on his tenure in an interview with The Student.
The college announced on May 1 that to-go containers will no longer be provided in Val beginning this summer, citing budgetary and sustainability concerns.
The faculty assembled in the Red Room on the evening of Tuesday, May 2, for its last and perhaps shortest meeting of the semester to discuss budget cuts, vote on a change to its long-standing meeting time, and more.