If you go to Amherst, you are familiar with the sounds of drilling, banging, scraping, beeping, men shouting to each other in the early morning, and whatever other cacophony construction entails. F…
In April, the faculty of Amherst College voted 70-36 (5 abstentions) against joining edX, a non-profit enterprise co-founded by Harvard and MIT, which bills itself as âthe Future of Online Educatio…
At 4 p.m. Thursday, about one hundred Amherst students, faculty members, staff and residents gathered to show solidarity with Boston. The community came together to make signs, donate funds, and take a few moments to think of our neighbors out east. The rally was just one more example (out of the many) showing that good and love give us strength and always overcome fear and hate. BOSTON STRONG.
(All photos by Elodie Reed).
Having completed my senior English thesis last Friday (to those of you still writing…you have my greatest sympathies), I wanted to take some time and reflect back on the (largely daunting, often enjoyable, yet inherently hellacious) process.
While I can’t stop smiling and thinking, “Well, that bitch is done” five days after the fact, I’m also experiencing a mixture of sadness, anal retentiveness about its remaining imperfections, and general apathy towards all the undone work in my life. When I actually examine things though, I’ve concluded that I’m in the penultimate stage of THESIS, one of ten.
Stage ONE: General optimism and lack of know-how, bright-eyed eagerness for the long-haul to come (“eight months is so long!”), false sense of pressure (“I have to write two pages this week!”), feeling good about life and your worthwhile pursuit into academia.
April 9, 2013
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AMHERST, Mass.—An agile and speedy vegan dinosaur roughly the height of a pony and the length of an American alligator will be the newest inhabitant of Amherst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History this spring, thanks to a generous member of the Class of 1977 and his wife. John S. and Leigh Middleton have given John’s alma mater the skeleton of a Dryosaurus altus, a dinosaur that roamed North America during the Late Jurassic period about 150 to 145 million years ago. When it is installed at the end of April, the specimen—which is arguably the most complete and best preserved skeleton of that particular species in existence today—will be one of only twoDryosaurus skeletons in the world on display as a free-standing, three-dimensional mount.
Last year, I sent an article about being a Division III athlete to In The ‘Cac. I wrote about how–regardless of the size of the crowds at our games, lack of scholarships or the overall perception of what it means to play DIII sports–we had the same pride, respect and love for our sports as anyone. It was a feel good article.
This is not a feel good article. This is a bragging, in your face, we’re better than you article. This is about winning, and without a single Charlie Sheen reference, besides the one. This article should now probably be checked for diseases.
this Amherst alum makes custom school belt buckles. they are excellent. buy some.
After nearly two hundred years of tension, competitive rivalry, and back-channel negotiations, Amherst’s president Biddy Martin has formally apologized to Williams for the theft of the Williams library and president. On behalf of the Ephs, President Adam Falk accepted Amherst’s apology.
In 1821, then-Williams President Zephaniah Swift Moore was convinced by Amherst extremists that WIlliamstown was an unsuitable location for an institution of higher education, and became president of Amherst, bringing much of the Williams library and 15 Williams students with him. Upon his death, Williams trustee Heman Humphrey succeeded him in deserting to become Amherst’s president.
Because Amherst dishonorably robbed Williams of books and personnel, Williams froze bilateral relations, and an intensive athletic and general rivalry developed.
The Onion pokes fun at Hamilton this week, with a brief reference to Amherst. I personally was distracted by the brief shot of a scheduled performance by Mindy Kaling, but that is neither here nor there. (You don’t need Mindy, Hamilton, you already have Bon Jovi–kind of).
If you were offended by The Onion’s erroneous assumption that ‘Cac students would pay $5 to see a comedy hypnotist, just remember that our week in satire could be a whole lot worse.
Your move, IvyGate.
At approximately 3pm today, a hawk ate his lunch, causing some of the passing Amherst students to lose theirs. Right outside Mo Pratt dorm, this hawk sat pretty and tore apart his squirrel while sophomores, horrified, watched the spectacle outside their windows.