Supporters of the Biden-Harris ticket took to the streets of Northampton in celebration after the race was called for Biden by several major networks on Nov. 7. Photo courtesy of Olivia Gieger ’21. Just before noon on Saturday, Nov. 7, multiple accredited news stations reported that former Vice President
Kyra Brown, an environmental justice activist and social media strategist at Black Visions Collective, gave a virtual talk on the Black Lives Matter movement, policing and environmental justice for the college community this past Thursday; the talk covered the inextricable links between racism and climate change while emphasizing the need
Elizabeth Kneeland ’10 is new to the college this semester as an assistant professor of psychology. Photo Courtesy of Amherst College. Elizabeth Kneeland ’10 is an assistant professor of psychology. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Amherst College in 2010 and a doctorate in
To keep students hydrated and Covid-free in the fall semester, the college has turned to an out-of-the-box alternative: Boxed Water. The switch to packaged water was made concurrently with the college’s shift to a grab-and-go dining model last spring. However, the proliferation of Boxed Water has been met with
Eric Jung is a biology major. His thesis investigates the migration and motility of the single-celled organism dictyostelium discoideum. His thesis advisor is Assistant Professor of Biology Marc Edwards. Q: What is your thesis about? A: We use this one little amoeba, which is a single-celled organism called ‘dictyostelium discoideum.
As Covid has rocked every campus operation, from how students gather to how much tuition they pay, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) has adjusted its funding and budgetary policy for the fall semester. Student activity fees have been reduced for students studying on campus and eliminated for those studying
Joseph Stiglitz ’64, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia Business School professor, joined trustee David Novak ’91 on April 28 in a virtual panel on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, via a live-stream open to the college community. Stiglitz considered the economic consequences for the United States during
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deplete hospitals and emergency services of the resources required to treat patients of the virus, the college has begun donating masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to local essential services, such as the Baystate Medical Center, the Amherst Fire Department (AFD) and