The college’s religious and spiritual life staff consecrated Chapin Chapel in a short multi-faith ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Director of Religious & Spiritual Life Paul Sorrentino said religious staff held the event after realizing that though Chapin hosted its first religious service in 1958, college archives did not have any record of a service of consecration for the chapel.
A group of students traveled from Amherst to Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21 in a trip organized by student activist group Reproductive Justice Alliance to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s political agenda.
Students marched carrying posters with slogans such as “My Body My Choice,” “Nasty Women Fight Back” and “Build Bridges Not Walls.” Twenty students attended the event, along with Director of the Multicultural Resource Center Bulaong Ramiz and Director of the Women’s and Gender Center Jesse Beal.
The Mascot Committee published a list of 30 mascot semifinalists, including ideas such as hamsters, moose, fighting poets and aces, on the college’s website this past December.
The Mascot Committee, comprised of members from the Alumni Executive Committee, Association of Amherst Students and staff representatives, underwent three rounds of discussion to narrow down the 2,045 suggestions submitted by the Amherst community.
President Biddy Martin’s office sent an email to faculty and students with statements from Athletic Director Don Faulstick and Martin on Sunday, Dec. 11 in response to a recent article published on the website of The Indicator, a student-run magazine at the college. The authors of the article reported on emails exchanged between members of the men’s cross country team that contained derogatory comments about female students.
Professor Harris Daniels is a Professor of Mathematics on the tenure track after several years as a visiting professor. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and philosophy from Trinity and a M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Connecticut.
A small group of Amherst students gathered in the Women’s and Gender Center on Monday evening for an event titled “Election Ruined Plan A? We’ve Got Plan B.” The event, hosted by the Student Health Educators and health center staff, was an information session about intrauterine devices and emergency contraception, topics that some students have been inquiring about in the aftermath of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.