The Office of Environmental Sustainability held an informational meeting on April 28 about an initiative to develop a Climate Action Plan for the college. Director of Sustainability Laura Draucker is leading a task force of students, faculty and staff in developing the plan. It aims to set comprehensive plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the college and create strategies to achieve them.

For the second weekend in a row, the Amherst women’s tennis team journeyed up to Middlebury College for the 2015 NESCAC tournament. The Jeffs, seeded third in the tournament, traveled to Vermont with the hope of getting a second chance at the teams responsible for their two NESCAC losses: Williams and Middlebury. And that is exactly what happened.

The Amherst women continued their championship season with gusto on Saturday, placing eighth as a team at the Division III New England championships, hosted by MIT. The team improved upon their 11th-place team finish at this meet last season thanks to strong contributions from some key team leaders. The required time standards to qualify for the meet were the fastest of the season to date, so only a small crew of Amherst runners competed. But Amherst was still well represented across the board in the sprints, distances and jumps.

The college announced a partnership last week with Harvard Business School’s online education program, Harvard Business X Credential of Readiness, or HBX CORe, to provide Amherst students with the opportunity to develop business skills.

Chief Student Affairs Officer Suzanne Coffey and Dean of Students Alex Vasquez hosted the first open meeting to discuss neighborhoods on Thursday, April 30. Along with Coffey and Vasquez, an advisory group of nine students was present at the event to facilitate the conversation and to outline what the neighborhoods concept would look like at the college.

Blaine Werner is a psychology and religion double major.Werner wrote a senior thesis on peer groups. His adviser is Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Katherine Clemans.

The men’s track and field team traveled to the MIT track last Friday and Saturday on a beautiful weekend in Cambridge. The team got a feel for the mondo-surface track lying in the midst of the city, abutting the Charles River, as MIT hosted the Division III New England championships this weekend and will host the team again this coming Saturday for the competitive NEICAAA meet.