Vivian Cordon ’21 is a double major in economics and law, jurisprudence and social thought (LJST), for which she is writing a thesis with Senior Lecturer in LJST David Delaney. Her thesis is about sanctuary cities and how Americans find identity within their cities and nation.
On Nov. 8, the college hosted the third of its series of panels scheduled to follow Tuesday’s presidential election. The event, “What’s Happening/What Happened?: Reflections on the Election and Its Aftermath,” was the first of the panels held after President-Elect Joe Biden officially declared victory on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the college announced a partnership with Kestrel Trust and a number of local landowners to conserve a total of 583 acres across the Mount Holyoke Range. Kestrel Trust is a local conservation group that aims to conserve land and waterways in the Pioneer Valley. The group works with landowners to keep land undeveloped infinitely.
This week brings the second part of the Behind the Board series where individual members of the editorial board provide their perspectives on the inequities within Amherst’s admission system. In this issue, Editor-in-Chief Olivia Gieger ’21 takes on athletic recruitment.
For the past three months, the college has set forth careful, calculated planning for the precarious experiment that began last week: bringing the 937 students from across the pandemic-stricken country to live and learn on campus.
With the momentum of the successful Black Amherst Speaks Instagram page and Black Student Union activism in response to racist hate speech, #ReclaimAmherst offers a comprehensive guide to what needs to change at the college in order for it to become a place that truly welcomes and includes students of color and for it to live up to the values it celebrates.