The Association of Amherst Students is facing a significant depletion in its funds, due to reductions in the student activities fee — its only source of income — during the pandemic. The Budgetary Committee is considering stricter guidelines on discretionary spending to curtail the depletion.
A wide variety of changes to the duties of essential staff members have moved swiftly across campus in the wake of the college’s decision to move to a remote work model on March 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes to the jobs remaining on campus, which include
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to erupt worldwide, the college’s return from spring break looks different than usual. Rather than the gradual repopulation of campus that typically ensues the weekend before classes continue, students and faculty alike have instead resumed college life via their home computer screens. As social
The college announced on March 26 that it would expand its Flexible Grading Option (FGO) to all classes for this semester only, a decision that follows suit of other colleges and universities nationwide as they attempt to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The FGO, which was first
Dear Athletes, Allies and Members of the Amherst College Community, As students and people of color, we inherently navigate a complex situation. When do we feel that we’re taking up too much space? When do we feel we haven’t had the opportunities to take up enough? We constantly
Johnson Chapel houses portraits of two black men: Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 and William Hastie ’25, major figures of Black history.The two Black faces in the white-portrait-filled Johnson Chapel are Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 and William Hastie ’25, the legal architects of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education