Last Monday, Feb. 6, students and senators gathered in the Red Room for a public forum discussion with Director of Dining Services Charles Thompson and Executive Chef Jeremy Roush to discuss the future of Valentine Hall. Association of Amherst Students (AAS) President Romen Borsellino ’12 organized the meeting to improve communication between the student body and the staff of Valentine Hall. The meeting came as part of a broader initiative by the AAS to increase dialogue between students and decision-makers on issues that are essential to life at the College.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Young Advancement Leadership Council is running the first ever “Love My Alumni Week,” an event that gives students an opportunity to express gratitude to alumni. The event started on Feb. 13 and will be running through Feb. 16, at Keefe Campus Center.

“We are trying to raise awareness for all that alumni do for this college,” said Director of the Parents Fund Eva Rosenn ’83. “We want to make sure that students understand that Amherst depends on alumni support.”

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.