While the college offers childcare support and resources, a lack of accessible childcare in the area, exacerbated by the high demands of working life at the college, creates challenges for many parents.
Conway Canes, gifted to all graduates at Commencement, are one of the few traditions that encompass all students. It took collective effort from students, alumni, advancement officers, and manufacturing companies to ensure that the canes became a lasting part of Amherst history.
In her third interview for Student Squared, Managing Features Editor Eleanor Walsh ’25 talked to Paige DiBiase ’25, a psychology major, field hockey star and matcha lover. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Shailaija Campbell-Parker is a checker at Valentine Dining Hall who often works late-night shifts. In this Staff Spotlight, Campbell-Parker discusses life as a UMass psychology student and making origami at the checker stand.
As a researcher for the US Forest Service, Jessica Wright ’94 now helps make the nation’s forests more resilient. But her path began more humbly, in a greenhouse overlooking Memorial Hill.
Once a math major and an accountant, science writer Juli Berwald ’89 has taken a winding path to connect with her true passion: telling stories about the ocean with a personal flair.
Although Cullen Murphy ’74 is best known for his career at The Atlantic and Vanity Fair, he has also maintained strong ties to Amherst as an alum, serving, among other roles, as Chair of the Board of Trustees.