In various forums this past week, Amherst students have been in heated debate as they voice their opinions regarding this year’s Spring Concert. While the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) funds the Program Board, its decisions regarding any events (including the Spring Concert) rest solely on the Program Board itself, and students have been demanding answers from both.

Mathematics Professor Rebecca Torrey received her Bachelors of Science from American Univ. She received her Masters of Science from the Univ. of Vermont and her Doctor’s of Philosophy in Mathematics degree from King’s College in London.

What brought you to study math?

Tim Clark ’12
Major: Classics
Thesis Advisor: Christopher van den Berg

What’s the topic of your thesis?

When students fill out their preferences for Room Draw 2012 in a few weeks time, they will have a brand new option: gender inclusive housing. Following the College’s recent inclusion of gender identity and expression in its nondiscrimination policy, the Board of Trustees approved a campus-wide petition to allow students to choose roommates regardless of gender.

Class of 2012

Will Mosley ’12
Hello, name is Will Mosley, and I am running for a seat in the AAS to represent my class and vocalize issues that are near and dear to me. As a second semester senior, it would be rather foolish of me to think I can make ground-breaking legislation happen in such a small time frame, but I think I can bring something to senatorial conversations that is worth my time and effort. Issues I would like to address: our language around gender and sexual identities, curtains in Val, and getting walnuts for the salad bar.

Professor Ellen Boucher received her undergraduate degree in History and Classical Archeology from the Univ. of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Modern European History from Columbia Univ.

Imagine you were at a Career Center event, eager to start a conversation with the speaker sitting with you and suddenly find you are one of only two students at the table. It is past time for the event to start and the last stragglers have trickled in, yet the seats beside you are still glaringly empty. You remember how it was necessary to R.S.V.P. for the event and wonder why people would register but not show.

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