February 7, 2019

College Plans to Go Carbon-Neutral

A statement from the Board of Trustees announces the adoption of a Climate Action Plan that sets a goal for Amherst to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.


Amherst Mourns Vickery Passing

Amherst mourns the death, on Feb. 4, of William McCall Vickery ’57, a 20-year employee of Amherst until he retired in 2008, and an important figure on campus in the intervening years. An Amherst professorship bears his name, and he has left his mark on virtually every aspect of the campus.


Students, Alumni Connect for Climate Action

The Loeb Center trekked students to Boston to learn about climate action jobs. They left with a thousand ideas for their future—and the world’s.


The Internet is Gone. Now What?

Why are so many African leaders shutting down the Internet, and what happens when they do? Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Chipo Dendere tracks such shutdowns. Writing in The Washington Post, she shares her insights.


Catching Up with Five Decades of Watson Alumni

For half a century and counting, the Watson Fellowship has given alumni the chance to test their expectations and indulge their curiosity all over the globe.


Amherst Weighs in on Title IX Proposal

“We appreciate the Department’s effort to review current Title IX regulations, particularly its focus on fairness,” reads the College’s letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education, adding, “Amherst College is concerned that certain elements of the Proposed Rules may stifle disclosures, inhibit the provision of needed support, undercut fairness, and ultimately harm complainants, respondents, and our community.”

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