A new initiative providing all course materials to students at no up-front cost was announced to the faculty on Nov. 7. The materials will be distributed out of the former A.J. Hastings storefront, which the college plans to lease.
Two years after the creation of the Education Studies program at Amherst, Contributing Writer Guilherme Santos ’24 reflects on how the program has built community and opportunities for engaging in the study of education.
At their most recent meeting, faculty were presented data about athletic recruiting and its impact on the college’s admissions process. A productive discussion ensued, according to those present.
Faculty Athletic Representative Leah Schmalzbauer and Faculty Liason to Men’s Soccer Christopher Durr defend the value of athletics and the work that the department has done to achieve diversity goals in a letter to the editor.
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.