Yee-Lynn Lee

Yee is a staff writer. She is from Eldersburg, Maryland, and is considering majoring in economics and mathematics. When she has the time, Lynn enjoys playing music and reading Chinese literature. She is also continuing to explore new passions and interests, both inside the classroom and beyond.

APU Hosts Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang in Discussion of American Politics

The Amherst Political Union (APU) hosted a virtual conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, moderated by APU co-presidents Witter Swanson ’21 and Rebecca Wistreich ’21, on Nov. 13. The livestream was attended by over 200 students, alumni and other members of the college community. Responding to questions posed by Swanson and Wistreich, as well as other students and audience members, Yang spoke about topics including his bid for presidency, policy views and goals moving forward.

Fresh Faculty: Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos

Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos is an assistant professor of religion. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University, a master’s from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from Brown University.

Thoughts on Theses: Ben Gilsdorf

Ben Gilsdorf is a history major. He is writing his thesis on the history of voting rights in Hawaii. His thesis advisor is Professor of History and Environmental Studies Ted Melillo.

Local Restaurants See Uptick in Business as College Enters Delivery Express Partnership

In an email to on-campus students on Sept. 11, Chief Student Affairs Officer Karu Kozuma announced that the college would launch a new partnership with Delivery Express, a local food delivery service akin to Uber Eats, DoorDash and other competitors. Apart from expanding dining options for students, the program has bolstered business for restaurants in town, many of which have experienced a loss in revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Will He Go?: Professor Lawrence Douglas Questions Trump Election Fallout

In a Zoom webinar with nearly 600 attendees on Sept. 10, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Lawrence Douglas addressed this question alongside attorney and CNN “Early Start” anchor Laura Jarrett ’07, who moderated the event. Douglas shared ideas from his new book, “Will He Go?: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020.”