Amherst will enforce a ban on off-campus fraternities starting July 1, the Board of Trustees announced yesterday.

Cullen Murphy ’74, the chair of the Board of Trustees, sent an email to the campus community that included a copy of the board’s resolution and a statement explaining the board’s reasoning for the decision.

Three months after the introduction of Amherst’s new party policy, college staff members say that the policy has made some progress in creating safer and cleaner party conditions. Interim Dean of Student Conduct Suzie Mitton Shannon will meet with a group of students today to discuss possible next steps for encouraging a safer social scene at the college.

“I think that many of the goals that we set out to achieve with the party policy are being accomplished,” Mitton Shannon said.

The Association of Amherst Students senate voted Monday night to defeat a motion that would have overturned the Judiciary Council’s ruling on the recent executive board elections complaint.

Senator and Judiciary Council member Servet Bayimli ’16 brought forward the motion a week after dissenting on the Judiciary Council’s decision to dismiss the complaint. Chloe McKenzie ’14, the member of the acting Judiciary Council who abstained from the vote, joined Bayimli in presenting the motion to the senate.

Icona Pop will headline this year’s Spring Concert, the Spring Concert committee announced Friday night. The Swedish DJ duo will play at LeFrak Gymnasium on April 26 with British DJ Star Slinger as their opening act.

Icona Pop is an electro-pop group made up of Stockholm natives Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo. The group formed in 2009 and rose to prominence after the release of their single “Manners.” They are most famous for their 2012 hit “I Love It,” which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Their latest album is the 2013 release “This Is … Icona Pop.”

Few small college music departments have the chance to debut a new piece by a celebrated composer. Next week, the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will celebrate 10 years of commissioning original works from well-known artists.

The McBride ’59 Jazz Celebration will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the McBride Commission Series, named for alumnus and jazz musician Robin McBride ’59. McBride and other alumni will return to Amherst next weekend to hear the latest commission in the series and to honor the history of big band jazz at the College.

The second floor of Frost Library will soon be the site of the College’s new humanities center, expected to open in 2015.
In interviews earlier this week, Amherst administrators and professors described a recently approved proposal to transform a portion of the library into a space that will both support the scholarship of resident faculty and provide space for visiting scholars.

Although this year’s room draw will bring few changes, bigger plans to rethink residential life at the College are underway, members of the Dean of Students Office and Strategic Planning Committees said this week.