Contributing Writer Zane Khiry ’25 defends the new Latin honors policy, contending that some students’ concerns are exaggerated.
Community reactions to the recent change in the college's Latin honors policy — especially the introduction of a breadth requirement — have revealed points of disagreement about the open curriculum and the symbolic value of Latin honors.
Contributing writer Henry Bontempo ’26 asserts that the new Latin honors policy is self-defeating in its mission to encourage diverse courseloads.
In response to the new Latin honors policy, Contributing Writer Sophie Durbin ’25 argues that the breadth requirement will undermine the strengths of the open curriculum.
While recognizing the importance of an interdisciplinary education, The Editorial Board believes the breadth requirements in the new Latin honors policy will cause more harm than good to Amherst’s academic environment.