Amherst College Students Challenge Williams Counterparts to Weeklong Haiti Fundraising Competition; Results to Be Announced Feb. 12

February 4, 2010                                           

AMHERST, Mass.—In an altruistic spin on a nearly 200-year-old rivalry, students at Amherst College are challenging fellow undergraduates at Williams College to a friendly competition to see who can collect the most money in support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

Music as Medicine

By Jenny Morgan

[Social action] While visiting Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Bennett Rathbun ’07 couldn’t help but notice the music.

“There is a rhythm to Haitian life that is musical,” he says. “It’s in every facet of life. You can’t walk down the street without hearing radios. You can hear six different church services all at once.”

Hope for Haiti

Amherst Students Challenging Williams Counterparts to Weeklong Haiti Fundraising Competition

February 4, 2010

Now that the semester has begun and students are back on campus, Amherst undergraduates are banding together to contribute to the Haiti relief effort. In an altruistic spin on the nearly 200-year-old rivalry, students are challenging their counterparts at Williams College to a friendly competition to see who can collect the most money in support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Starting Feb. 5, the two liberal arts schools  engaged in a weeklong fundraising contest, and the final results were tallied at halftime of the men’s basketball game between the colleges at Amherst on Feb. 12.