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 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.
Students and faculty gathered for an event on the future of civil rights in education with Catherine Lhamon ’93, the assistant secretary for civil rights at the United States Department of Education, on Thursday, March 23.
The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) announced the results of the 2021-2022 AAS Executive Board (E-Board) election [https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/aas/elections-2021-22] on April 18 at 12 a.m. EST. Presidential candidate Angelina Han ’22 came out on top with 64 percent of the vote. Basma Azzamok ’22,
Several weeks ago, I wrote an article [https://www.amherststudent.com/article/smith-college-free-speech-and-the-modern-left] in response to New York Times coverage [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/us/smith-college-race.html] of race relations at Smith College, which argued for a more methodical and nuanced approach to accountability and investigation of
When not teaching introductory chemistry and biochemistry, solving the puzzles of protein folding or checking in with students, Professor of Chemistry Sheila Jaswal, affectionately referred to as Dr. J by her students, strives to become a better human in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Her efforts coincide with those