Update on Title IX Announcement
Sept. 23, 2017: On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it was rescinding the 2011 and 2014 guidance on implementing Title IX law on sexual misconduct. The Department issued new interim guidance in advance of the notice and comment period that will lead to new guidance for educational institutions about our responsibilities.
Support for Community Members Affected by Natural Disasters
Sept. 22, 2017: The ravaging hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, other Caribbean islands and U.S. states and devastating earthquakes in Mexico over the past few weeks have wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people. They follow catastrophic natural disasters in many other parts of the world in 2017. Members of the Amherst community have been affected directly and indirectly. On behalf of our community, I extend deep sympathies to all the many people who have felt the impact of these disasters—including injury and death, loss of loved ones, loss of homes and belongings, and absence of the most basic resources and infrastructure. [continue reading]
The Liberal Arts
A liberal-arts education develops an individual’s potential for understanding possibilities, perceiving consequences, creating novel connections and making life-altering choices. It fosters innovative and critical thinking as well as strong writing and speaking skills. The liberal arts prepare students for many possible careers, meaningful lives and service to society.