On May 11, 1972, in a letter to The Student, Asian and Asian American students at Amherst made the first call for an Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies major. 52 years later, the college has finally begun to listen.
Following student lobbying in 2021, ACPD offices were excluded from Valentine Dining Hall — they returned in Fall 2023. In an interview with President Elliott, Staff Writer Fritz Lalley ’25 discusses the administrative motivations for ACPD’s return.
Staff writer Neil Kapur ’25 investigates one of the Science Center’s greatest mysteries — when, why, and how the building’s shades descend.
Once a week, Val’s six different language tables welcome students of all skill levels and cultural backgrounds to dine together in their respective languages. Staff writer Simon Pearl ’27 tours all six tables to learn about the values and dynamics of each linguistic community.
In 2022, the town of Amherst created the Community Responders for Equity, Safety, and Service (CRESS). Staff Writer Ana Mosisa ’24 investigates CRESS’ initial shortcomings and the current state of the program.
Staff writer Nife Joshua ’26 answers a quick question about recent overcrowding in Valentine Dining Hall as part of longer-term reporting on Val.
Staff writer Carys Shepard ’27 interviews Sheree Ohen, Amherst's Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. Ohen discusses a pivotal experience early on in her career and her journey to DEI work at Amherst.