News

ACPD Reduces Reliance on Armed Officers, but Refuses Demands to Disarm

As part of its commitment to the Reclaim Amherst Campaign, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) held a town hall with Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety John Carter regarding the state of the Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) and campus operations. During the virtual meeting on March 29, Carter announced the creation […]

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News

Musings of a Monarch: an Interview with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II

by || April 7, 2021

This past week, Managing News Editor Sophie Wolmer had the privilege of interviewing His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, the 32nd hereditary ruler of the principality of Monaco. Prince Albert II is the only son of Prince Rainier III, and his wife, Princess Grace Kelly. His reign began in 2005 and continues to this day. In the conversation, the Prince discusses his time at Amherst (including his involvement with 17+ club and varsity sports and the Glee Club), how the liberal arts education has informed his royal duties, his experience as an Olympian and Monaco’s environmental sustainability and Covid-19 policies.

News

Board of Trustees Announces Divestment from Fossil Fuels by 2030

by || April 7, 2021

The college will not make any new investments in fossil fuel investment funds moving forward, Board of Trustees Chair Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85 announced in a letter to the community on March 31. The college will also phase out its remaining investments in fossil fuel funds by 2030 and take a more proactive approach to […]

Opinion

“Disarm ACPD”: The Association of Amherst Students’ Position on Campus Public Safety

by || April 7, 2021

The Association of Amherst Students calls for the disarmament of the Amherst College Police Department following a recent town hall on public safety.

Arts and Living

“Marriage Pact” Builds Community on a Scattered Campus

by || April 7, 2021

The energy in Charles Pratt Hall was tense last Tuesday night, March 30. First-years studied anxiously in the common rooms, refreshing their emails over and over again in hopes that the much-anticipated Marriage Pact match-making results would be delivered.