The town of Amherst is preparing for its biennial election, which will usher in new city councilors, school committee members, library trustees, and Housing Authority representatives. Currently, only three Amherst students are registered to vote in the town of Amherst.
As part of its broader celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 speech at Frost Library, the college hosted a panel of alumni who have pursued social impact careers. Kennedy’s speech commended the College’s commitment to public service.
The first cohort of the college’s new Democracy Fellows began their work this semester, joining a number of pro-democracy initiatives and organizations on campus. These include the Amherst College Students for Democracy student group and the Thinking Democratically faculty discussion group.
Contributing Writer Gracie Rowland ’25 implores students to maintain a critical eye toward exalted, progressive politicians.
The Editorial Board calls on students to match the productive changes the AAS is making with democratic enthusiasm, in order to make this spring a fresh start for student government.