Hurricane Sandy Information and Updates

Submitted on Monday, 10/29/2012, at 10:23 PM

Tuesday, October 30 

Amherst College will resume operations on Tuesday, Oct. 30. All personnel are to report to work, and classes will resume as scheduled unless weather worsens overnight. Updates will be provided through the emergency line 413-542-SNOW (7669) and this page.

Monday, October 29

Amherst College will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29 because of the approach of Hurricane Sandy. No classes will be held. Essential personnel are to report to work. Students should have breakfast at Valentine this morning, where food will be available to bring back to their dorm rooms. The wind is expected to intensify, with the potential for gusts, blowing debris and falling limbs. Students are requested to remain indoors unless absolutely necessary. Those who must walk on campus should take precaution and follow safer routes without tree cover.

Updates will be provided through the emergency line 413-542-SNOW (7669), the Human Resources website and this page.

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.

Ashby Resident and Amherst College Police Chief John Carter Elected Director-at-Large of IACLEA

March 11, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—Ashby resident John Carter, chief of police at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., has been elected director-at-large for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Carter will serve a term of three years starting this June.