Michael Morris ’00 resigned from his role as superintendent of Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools following reported mistreatment of LGBTQ students in the district. After seven years in the position, Morris reflected on his tenure in an interview with The Student.
Julia Gentin '26
With a voracity for philosophical texts, and an excitement to share them with others, Ellis Phillips-Gallucci is poised to leap into a teaching fellowship on Capitol Hill.
The town of Amherst’s citizens voted on May 2 to fund the creation of a new public elementary school, with construction beginning in 2024. The decision comes in the wake of deteriorating physical conditions and declining enrollment in the district.
At a panel event on April 11, four researchers shared insights into Amherst's racially exploitative past. Topics of discussion included the college's connections to slavery, the town of Amherst's reparations, and the generational impact on descendants of Black ancestors.
Kenneth S. Stern, a lawyer and expert on hatred and antisemitism, spoke at the college on Wednesday, March 29. Stern discussed the relationship between antisemitism and hate in general, conspiratorial thinking, and the problem of defining antisemitism.
The arrival of Fizz, a college-oriented and anonymous social-media app, has garnered praise for its community-building potential, but some are concerned by its failure to moderate objectionable content.
On Feb. 7, the college hosted an event titled "Refugee Settlement in the Pioneer Valley." Panelists spoke on the global refugee crisis and explained the process of resettlement in the Pioneer Valley.