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.

As students begin to settle into the spring semester at the College, many have had a more difficult and stressful time with their academics than usual. Spiteful professors and piles of reading, however, are not the culprit. Rather, more students have been “dropped,” or kicked out of their classes, this semester than in the past, forcing them to hectically patch together a new schedule during the 10-day add/drop period.

Mathematics Professor Corey Manack graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Ohio State Univ. He received his Masters of Sciences and Ph.D. from Indiana Univ.

What brought you to Amherst?
Well, honestly when I interviewed here, I thought it was a terrific school, and from what I’d heard about it, I thought it was an excellent place to teach, even for a visiting position. It was the best school I applied to, and when they offered, I accepted immediately. The students have been great, the faculty’s been great; it’s strange to be at a place where everyone’s happy.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) and the Dean of Students’ Office teamed up with the Board of Trustees to host a trustee dinner at the newly-renovated Lord Jeffery Inn. The dinner brought students, trustees, faculty and staff together to discuss issues confronting the College. Participants rotated around 10 tables at the Inn, discussing topics such as housing, academics, sustainability, campus community and facilities.

Valentine Dining Hall (@AmherstDining) has joined the ever-growing list of Amherst College Twitter accounts. Valentine has joined the popular media site in an effort to connect the dining hall and the students on campus. At 149 followers and one week in, this Twitter account has been testing the limits of its 140 characters to reach out to all those who check its “tweets” each day.

As the College gears up for one of its largest construction projects in decades, the future of preschool Amherst Day School, affectionately known as the Little Red Schoolhouse, is in question. After College officials informed the Little Red Schoolhouse, located in the heart of the Social Quad, that it would have to close and vacate the premises by June 30, 2012, the Schoolhouse and members of the Amherst community have rallied together to petition the College about extending its future.