After negotiations between the college and Amherst Books failed to reach an agreement, Amherst College is set to open a book distribution center in town. Amherst Books expects to lose significant business.
Cal Gelernt '24
Town employees and staff cannot disclose identifying information about people using gender-affirming services, as confirmed by a recent town bylaw.
In a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of his death in Pratt Pool, the college community remembered Gerald Penny ’77, who drowned during a college-mandated swimming test.
The college’s endowment declined 10 percent over the 2022 fiscal year due to high inflation, which is also increasing the college’s operating costs. The administration indicated that they expect to have to make cuts in the next few years as a result.
On Oct. 31, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases concerning race-conscious admissions. Community members spoke about the potential impact that the court’s decision, which is expected to overturn precedent, would have on the college’s efforts to promote diversity.
On Oct. 28, students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the college community gathered to watch the inauguration of Michael Elliott ’92 as the 20th president of the college.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Loeb Center hosted a workshop providing students with guidance on how to begin pursuing a socially impactful career. The workshop was part of a broader push toward increasing resources for students interested in public service or nonprofit work.