This week students in the first-year seminar “Representing Equality” will be presenting a variety of events addressing the issue of sexual assault. Each of the 15 students in the class will put on a different event as part of the class project titled “Race, Relationships and Respect.” The events will run Thursday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 6, and will be diverse, featuring board games, movie screenings and interactive plays.

This week the Green Amherst Project is holding a week of action in an attempt to convince Amherst’s board of trustees to divest from the coal industry.

“I was walking down the street recently and a black guy with a mohawk coming down the street complimented a white guy with a mohawk going the other way. So I made a wish. Yeah, I know how miracles work.”

Amid loud applause, Amherst alumna and comedian Aparna Nancherla ’05E began her stand-up stint on “Conan” in October 2013. Although this was her first time receiving national attention for her comedy work, Nancherla has been making people laugh even before she ever picked up a microphone.

The Office of Admission invited seven students identifying as Native American, Native Hawaiian or Native Alaskan to participate in the newly-created Native outreach programs as part of this past weekend ’s Diversity Open House (DIVOH).

Daryl Haggard grew up in New Mexico and attended St. John’s College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. She spent a year in China and worked in Silicon Valley before pursuing a degree in academia. She received her master’s degree in physics from San Francisco State University and her doctorate in astronomy from the University of Washington. She is currently conducting research on supermassive black holes (SMBHs).

In the wake of controversies surrounding last spring’s presidential elections, a group of Amherst senators is reviewing the Association of Amherst Students constitution and attempting to clarify its gray areas.

Like thousands of other teenagers, Ohio State University student senate president Megan Marzec completed the ALS ice bucket challenge. But Marzec added a twist. There was no ice in her bucket. There was no water in her bucket.  Just “blood.”