Provost’s Initiative Prompts Amherst to “Ask Big Questions”

Submitted on Monday, 4/14/2014, at 8:46 AM

By Katherine Duke ’05

Earlier this semester, mysterious signs began to pop up around the Amherst campus. A banner above the entrance to Frost Library asked WHEN DO WE CONFORM?. Posters appeared on every bulletin board, featuring question marks and the letters ABQ. Many people didn’t know what to make of them. One evening in Valentine Dining Hall, I overhead one Breaking Bad fan mutter to another, “Does that stand for ‘Albuquerque’?”

Prospective students

Of all the factors that go into choosing a college, you are probably just looking for a place where you can feel at home. At Amherst, we try to put community-building at the heart of all our programs. As a small but independent organization, directed by our students under the guidance of Jewish Religious Advisor/Hillel Director Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer, Hillel always closely reflects the background, interests, and energy of its members.

Siona Benjamin To Present “Spicy Girl” at Amherst College Feb. 13

January 31, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Siona Benjamin, a Jewish artist from Bombay, India, will present a mixed-media performance called “Spicy Girl—Finding Home and the Dilemma of Belonging” in Room 115 of Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Amherst and Smith Hillel and is free and open to the public.