President Donald Trump has put kids in cages. He’s been accused of sexual assault or other sexual misconduct by nearly 100 women. He’s tried to extort the Ukrainian government into helping him win an election. His term in office has largely been characterized by the realization of millions of Americans that our democracy is more [...]
On March 26, the college announced that it would expand its Flexible Grading Option (FGO) for this semester only to accommodate students during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether a passing grade declared through FGO will count towards major requirements, however, is left at the discretion of individual departments. The Student has compiled a list of where every department stands on FGO policy.
As the third week of the college’s shutdown wraps up, the Editorial Board comments on the disturbing number of young people who have not been taking COVID-19 seriously, emphasizing that social distancing directives are in every person’s own interest.
The Editorial Board addresses the most recent racist incident at Amherst College and the concerning nature of the pattern of incidents that is forming, and then introduces a new #IntegrateAmherst op-ed series in partnership with the Black Student Union.
In response to the recent decision to send students home for remote learning, the Editorial Board observes the negative impact a lack of transparency in decision-making has had on student reactions, and calls on the college to consult students on future decisions impacting them rather than acting unilaterally.