Class of 2014

Kasope Alesh
I am an History & Environmental Studies major from Nigeria and a candidate for re-election for Senate for the Class of 2014. As senator, I have worked to create more programming with the Career Center for study-abroad returnees and brought back Frank’s Red Hot chicken sandwich back on the Val menu. Next year, I will continue to push for the creation of a coherent, well-defined policy on alcohol, help make the Music Center and other classrooms more accessible and revive forgotten Amherst traditions. Vote Kash! for Senate.

On April 16, the faculty met to discuss the motion to join the edX and begin creating MOOCs through their company. The faculty voted against joining edX, instead approving a motion to have the College pursue its own initiatives to move more class material and classes online and to create ways to incorporate technology in the classroom.

This is the first of a two-part series on the College’s alcohol policy. The second part will be in next week’s issue.

It’s already been heard that the debate surrounding Lord Jeff has injured many on campus — a phenomenon not unsurprising given the harshness of the rhetoric and the complete disregard for logical argument. The debate is leading students to accuse each other of ignorance and arrogance, hate and immaturity.

The time is 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 10, and I am writing from the comfort of my grey futon in Mayo-Smith: a one-room double of 220 square feet that overlooks College Hall across the buzzing Route 9. I have exactly 10 hours until I’m due in the Friedman Room for my second-ever room draw. My room group this year is eight rising juniors — four girls, four boys — all hoping to choose suite-style living for next year. However, there is a problem.

We at the Career Center work our hardest to help you find jobs, internships, programs and fellowships. Unfortunately, the stress doesn’t end with a job offer; finding summer housing may cause just as much of a headache as getting that internship. Don’t fret, though; we’re here to teach you a few tips to make your search just a bit easier.

Floundering in the midst of a rebuilding season, the men’s lacrosse team saw its NESCAC playoff hopes take a devastating hit this past week. The Jeffs dropped consecutive home games to Tufts and Conn. College, losing 12-8 on Saturday and 8-7 on Tuesday.

The Jeffs (4-8, 2-6 NESCAC) now find themselves near the cellar of the NESCAC standings, sitting in the 9th place out of 11 teams. The top eight teams qualify for the NESCAC tournament.