At a keynote address in Johnson Chapel, Emory University historian Carol Anderson used powerful storytelling to outline the history of voter suppression, from the Reconstruction period to the present day.
In a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of his death in Pratt Pool, the college community remembered Gerald Penny ’77, who drowned during a college-mandated swimming test.
Professor Saidiya Hartman, a prominent interdisciplinary scholar of Black history, spoke at Johnson Chapel Thursday, April 6 as part of the President's Colloquium on Race and Racism, where she previewed a piece of fiction that pokes fun at performative political speech.
Kenneth S. Stern, a lawyer and expert on hatred and antisemitism, spoke at the college on Wednesday, March 29. Stern discussed the relationship between antisemitism and hate in general, conspiratorial thinking, and the problem of defining antisemitism.
A researcher hired by the college to examine Amherst’s racial history and economic ties to slavery up to and through the 1860s, Mike Jirik, outlined highlights of his findings thus far at the regular meeting of The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) on Feb. 27.
On May 13, Dean of Students Liz Agosto sent an email announcing the discovery of the n-word scratched into a chalkboard in Valentine Hall. An individual found the racial epithet on the second floor near the balcony door and reported it to the Amherst College Police Department. The circumstances regarding
Yesterday, April 13, the Black Student Union (BSU) called for a college-wide walkout via a message [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRYhv1evj0Qz5v1ZXG6VeRofkXMtjRETh3qFTCWhsEA/edit?usp=sharing] circulated by the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) and on the BSU’s Instagram page [https://www.instagram.com/p/CNlyuqIBaLz/]. The walkout was