President’s Statement on Military Recruiting on Campus

November 13, 2007

Amherst College respects those who choose to serve our country through military service and remains dedicated to providing our undergraduates opportunities to do so. Amherst is likewise steadfast in its commitment to our anti-discrimination policy; previously, the military was welcome to recruit on campus as long as they agreed to participate in public forums about the federally mandated “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

The New York Times: Rieckhoff '98 Says Iraq is an Invisible War

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
An Invisible War The New York Times, May 3 " Paul Rieckhoff looked across the crowded restaurant, which was not far from Times Square. “During World War II,” he said, “we could be in this place and there would be a guy sitting at that table who was in the war, or the bartender had been in the war. Everybody you saw would have had a stake in the war. But right now you could walk around New York for blocks and not find anybody who has been in Iraq.