Members of a new UMass Amherst coalition were arrested after holding a sit-in at the administration building. They urged university divestment from companies funding the Israeli military at a press conference at East Hampshire District Court after their arraignments on Tuesday.
Caelen McQuilkin '24E
Managing Features Editor emeritus Caelen McQuilkin ’24E spoke with college employees to identify the ongoing challenges posed by Amherst’s “casual employment” system, which limits weekly hours and benefits and accounts for a large portion of Val’s total labor.
Originally published in the Spring 2023 edition of The Indicator, Caelen McQuilkin ’24E explores identity through the lens of childhood nostalgia.
Serving as the student representative to many of the college’s DEI efforts, Maya Foster’s personal “brightness” has perhaps improved as many lives as her work to institute protections against identity-based harm.
Mike Riley is a custodian at the college who most often works in the Science Center. In this interview, Riley shared stories from his life before Amherst and reflected on how he has learned and used the kindness that so many know him for.
Jason Williams is the Director of Chemical and Laboratory Safety. He spoke about his work with chemicals from “cradle to grave” and his journey to this “niche” field of science.
Behind the flurry of every snowstorm is a complex process of snow removal. The Student spoke with custodial and grounds employees to learn about the labor, pay, and local knowledge that make this effort possible.