Friday, Nov. 11, was Veterans Day, a federal holiday that usually receives little attention on campus. For Amherst’s veterans, though, the holiday provides an important moment of recognition. The Student spoke to four students about how being a veteran impacts their experience at the college.
Geologists Underrepresented at Amherst College, or GUAC, is a student group founded in 2016 to address systemic issues in geology at and beyond the college. Amherst geologists value the group for its empowering sense of community.
In this new series, The Student highlights the unique spaces and places that make up our campus, in miniature. In this edition, Sylvie Wolff ’25 covers the small family of plants on the second floor of Valentine Residence Hall.
Amherst offers courses in seven foreign languages, but it has been 50 years since an Italian course was last offered here. The Student explores the history of the now defunct Italian language program.
Lillian C. Pentecost is an assistant professor of computer science. She received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University. She then attended Harvard University, where she received a master’s degree and doctorate degree.
Over the past decade, the research and instruction department has evolved from simply helping with assignments to thinking more broadly about the meaning and practice of research at the college. The Student spoke with six librarians to learn more about this shift and how they approach their work.
Between 2018 and 2020, Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project painted many of the town’s electrical boxes with vivid and memorable designs to brighten town life. The Student spoke to several of the project’s organizers about its past and future.