The EDU: New student group showcases growing passion for teaching, education


By Peter Rooney

Two Amherst College students who founded The EDU to harness the growing passion among students for teaching and education are on a mission to increase appreciation and respect for teachers while tackling some of the inadequacies of the nation’s educational system.

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Drivers of Change

Submitted on Thursday, 10/18/2012, at 3:38 PM

By Katherine Duke ’05

Photos by Rob Mattson

In the parking lot next to Grosvenor House, off of Route 9, you’ll notice two unusual new features: a small standing structure called a PEP Station and a parking space labeled ELECTRIC CAR ONLY. The Amherst College campus can now serve as a pit stop for charging up electric vehicles, and Amherst College Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS) now uses such a vehicle to come to students’ aid, thanks primarily to two juniors who are “very into cars” and eager to see Amherst become a leader in the movement toward greener automotive technology and infrastructure.

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Introducing Amherst's Newest Students

Submitted on Friday, 9/7/2012, at 4:29 PM
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Chinese Amherst Students Hit Rio+20 with Big Plans for Environmental Change

Submitted on Thursday, 6/14/2012, at 3:32 PM
Three students originally from China, who met on the Amherst College campus and became united in their concern for the environment, hope to make waves over the next couple of weeks in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, a major United Nations conference attended by many countries’ political leaders.
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Admitted to Amherst, Deciding Whether to Attend

Submitted on Friday, 6/1/2012, at 4:47 PM

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What Are You Doing This Summer?

Submitted on Friday, 5/11/2012, at 11:27 AM

At Amherst, summer break means continuing study as well as summer employment and internships. Many students maintain their Amherst connection throughout the vacation: some with campus jobs, and some through career opportunities provided by alumni.

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Amherst Students Named Truman, Beineke Scholars

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 2:26 PM

By William Sweet

Two Amherst students intent on spreading justice at home and abroad will soon be putting those plans into action, thanks to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. A third student has been awarded a Beineke Scholarship to pursue graduate study in environmental history.