News

Administrators Praise 2U Learning, but Students and Faculty See “Nothing New”

by || September 16, 2020

As part of a broader transition to facilitate remote and hyflex learning, the college partnered with 2U, an online classroom tool, this past July.

News

“Trying to Fly an Airplane Sideways While It’s Already in Flight”: Planning for Carbon Neutrality Amids a Pandemic

by || September 16, 2020

With the joint hurdles the posed by the coronavirus and a now-vacant Office of Environmental Sustainability, student activists and administrators alike seek staying power in the Climate Action Plan.

Arts and Living

Remembering Chadwick Boseman: A Sports Legend

by || September 16, 2020

Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer this past month, leaving a legacy of excellence in sports films, as well as “Black Panther.”

Opinion

Behind the Board: The Editorial Board on Amherst’s Admissions

by || September 16, 2020

This week, the Editorial Board found a topic of discussion we couldn’t agree on: What makes Amherst admissions inequitable? As a result, we introduce “Behind the Board: The Editorial Board on Amherst Admissions,” a new Opinion series that will present individual, and often opposing, commentary from members of the Editorial Board on such topics as athletic recruitment, standardized testing and legacy admissions. We debut the series with the latter topic: Should Amherst College abolish the consideration of legacy in the admissions process?