Keeping the Herd Healthy: Overnight, a herd of mammoths appeared, scattered across campus, offering reminders about and encouragement to follow COVID-19 safety practices.
Fittingly, students in Professor Nicola Courtright's first-year seminar, “Encounters with Nature,” have learned to incorporate (or at least tolerate) the sounds of birds, wind, rain, and passing traffic into their curriculum. According to Courtright, “The atmosphere in our tent for all these weeks is often breezy and restorative.”
Professor of English Judy Frank (right) meets with Julia Shea ’21 (left) in lawn chairs in front of Johnson Chapel to discuss her thesis project, a graphic novel. Shea is double majoring in Fine Art and English and is the Design Editor for The Amherst Student newspaper.
Kiiren Jackson ’24 attends “Introduction to Black Studies” via Zoom from a tent on the Main Quad, near Memorial Hill. About the seminar, Professor Solsiree del Moral (shown in Zoom class column one, box three) writes, "I look forward to our remote class meeting every week. The students are always attentive, engaged, and mindful of each other's time and energy. We have great discussions about very difficult topics. As difficult as it may be, I appreciate the students’ willingness to be present and work with each other.”