Despite a humble, understated presence, Troy Colleran has made an enormous impact in his two key areas: on the track and field team and in the chemistry lab.
Ellis Phillips '23
Henry Buren is a philosophy major. His thesis looks at how Martin Luther King Jr.’s arguments for non-violent protests relate to self-respect — or disrespect. His current thesis advisor is Assistant Professor of Philosophy Rafeeq Hasan.
This Sunday, April 10, the college hosted its annual City Streets festival, serving food from eight different global regions and flying 145 different flags. At the event, the Amherst Labor Alliance flew banners calling for labor justice.
Founded by three first-year students, the independent organization Collectivize Amherst is assisting Amherst students and community members enduring financial hardship through mutual aid funding. Central to the group’s philosophy is the concept of “give what you can, take what you need.”
The Contra, a new weekly student-run publication, provides an anonymous platform for community members to share opinions and responses meant to spark conversation. It has prompted discussion about how to best foster constructive political discourse on a campus like Amherst’s.
Lisa Zheutlin ’22 is a sexuality, women’s & gender studies major. She is writing a thesis on the anti-monogamy framework, which questions society’s prioritization of romantic love over other forms of love such as familial love. Her thesis advisor is Professor of History and SWAGS Jen Manion.
Chief of Campus Operations Jim Brassord provided an update on the college’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) to the campus community on Nov. 17. The update outlined the recent opening of a collaborative solar energy facility and challenges that have arisen in implementing the CAP.