Volume 152 • Issue 24
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Monday, May 29, 2023
By Jerry Levy '25
May 10, 2023
Graduate student Esther Isaac ’19 on May 2 shared the results of her dissertation research into the relationship between urban spaces and revolutionary class movements. The talk, held in Pruyne Lecture Hall, referred to Chicago’s 1886 Haymarket Riot as a frequent example.
By Julia Gentin '26
April 20, 2023
At a panel event on April 11, four researchers shared insights into Amherst's racially exploitative past. Topics of discussion included the college's connections to slavery, the town of Amherst's reparations, and the generational impact on descendants of Black ancestors.
By Liam Archacki '24
March 29, 2023
Shamus Khan, a professor of sociology at Princeton, alongside Jennifer Hirsch, a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia, discussed their research into sexual assault on college campuses, as published in their 2020 book “Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus.”
By Priscilla Lee '25
December 7, 2022
Join host Priscilla Lee ’25 for the second part of her conversation with Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Luke Parker about the life and legacy of Vladimir Nabokov.
By Caelen McQuilkin '24E
November 2, 2022
Over the past decade, the research and instruction department has evolved from simply helping with assignments to thinking more broadly about the meaning and practice of research at the college. The Student spoke with six librarians to learn more about this shift and how they approach their work.
By Sam Spratford ’24
April 14, 2021
Yusrah Kaudeer ’21 is a chemistry and math double major from Mauritius. Her
thesis investigates alpha-crystallin: a protein in the eye whose malfunctioning
causes cataracts. Kaudeer has investigated this protein since her first year at
the college and is advised by Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry
Patricia B. O’Hara. Kaudeer will be continuing her research in graduate school
Q: Can you give me a timeline of your academic journey thus far?
A: For my freshman and sophomor
By Ashley Chang
Sally Kim is an assistant professor of biology and neuroscience. She received a
bachelor’s degree in psychology from Haverford College and a doctorate in
biomedical sciences at the University of Texas, Houston.
Q: Where were you before coming to Amherst?
A: I was in Silicon Valley in the Bay Area. I was working at Stanford both doing
research and teaching [undergraduates] over there.
Q: What is your research and what inspired it?
A: I did more bioengineering when I was at Stanford, but my la
March 31, 2021
Nick Holschuh is an assistant professor of geology. He received a bachelor’s
degree in geology and economics from Carleton College and a doctorate in
geological sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
Q: What led you to pursue your field of study?
A: I study the dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet. As an undergraduate student,
I knew I was excited about the earth system. I wanted to do something that was
STEM-related [and] felt like it had a connection to human systems, to our health