Volume 152 • Issue 24
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Monday, May 29, 2023
By Jerry Levy '25
May 10, 2023
Graduate student Esther Isaac ’19 on May 2 shared the results of her dissertation research into the relationship between urban spaces and revolutionary class movements. The talk, held in Pruyne Lecture Hall, referred to Chicago’s 1886 Haymarket Riot as a frequent example.
By Dylan Vrins '26
Artist Janani Balasubramanian spoke to a group of students and staff about their work crafting large-scale, immersive exhibitions that integrate art and science on Thursday, May 4.
By Piero Campos '25
May 3, 2023
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.
By Leo Kamin '25
April 20, 2023
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.
By Peter Finnerty '25
April 12, 2023
Professor Saidiya Hartman, a prominent interdisciplinary scholar of Black history, spoke at Johnson Chapel Thursday, April 6 as part of the President's Colloquium on Race and Racism, where she previewed a piece of fiction that pokes fun at performative political speech.
By Julia Gentin '26
April 5, 2023
Kenneth S. Stern, a lawyer and expert on hatred and antisemitism, spoke at the college on Wednesday, March 29. Stern discussed the relationship between antisemitism and hate in general, conspiratorial thinking, and the problem of defining antisemitism.
By Liam Archacki '24
March 29, 2023
Shamus Khan, a professor of sociology at Princeton, alongside Jennifer Hirsch, a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia, discussed their research into sexual assault on college campuses, as published in their 2020 book “Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus.”
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.
By Sarah Weiner '24
September 28, 2022
The Emily Dickinson Museum’s annual “Tell It Slant” Festival featured discussions and workshops led by acclaimed poets. Assistant Arts & Living Editor Sarah Weiner ’24 reviews one of the headlining events, “Poetry Isn’t Perfect: A Publication Panel with The Common.”
By Sophie Wolmer '23
May 5, 2021
On Thursday, April 29, Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American
and Latino Culture Ilan Stavans discussed ideological polarization in the
American media with journalist Martin Baron in the final event of the college’s
virtual “Politics and Poetry” series
. The series was made possible by the Seminars on Opposing Views Fund, which was
established by the Class of 1970.
Baron has been the executive e
By Sam Spratford ’24
April 28, 2021
The college hosted President of Moderna Stephen Hoge ’98 on Friday, April 23 as
a part of the virtual Stories in STEM event series. The Cambridge-based
biotechnology company has experienced tremendous growth since the pandemic
began, as it has developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines against
Covid-19. With the vaccine becoming widely available across the country, Hoge
spoke to students about his journey through STEM and discussed the work that
Moderna is doing to vaccinate Americans.