The Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) is a hub for those interested in the humanities at Amherst to gather and explore their scholarship. The Student digs into the mission of the center and the importance of its programming, which includes weekly Wednesday salons.
The Academic Priorities Committee at Mount Holyoke has motioned to discontinue the college’s German and Russian language programs, citing material constraints. Students have mobilized against the proposal, and Amherst German and Russian faculty also worry that foreign language is being devalued.
The Editorial Board considers Amherst’s relationship to and role within the current crisis of the humanities.
Contributing Writer Morry Ajao ’26 recounts her experience in the Arts and Humanities in Action program, which raised her hopes for a career in the arts amidst a society preoccupied with financial security.