The European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis ’84 gave a talk titled “Rights Without Borders? Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Today’s European Union” at Amherst College on April 19.

Amherst College was named one of five finalists for the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence on Tuesday, April 12. The college was listed alongside Davidson, Pomona, Stanford and Rice.

The Cooke Prize, sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke foundation, is intended for an elite college or university that has demonstrated a large amount of support for high-performing low-income students. The goal of the prize is to allow the institution to further work against unequal barriers to admission.

Judiciary Council Chair

Jacob Zeigler ’19
I may have been built for the judiciary council. My summer job had me reviewing Kentucky building codes, and I loved it (go ahead, ask me how many restrooms your hypothetical business would need.) I’m approachable and trustworthy, at least according to the multiple strangers who have asked me to watch their phones and bags in the train station. I’m excited to invest my time and judgement into the well-being of our campus. With your permission, I’d like a seat on the JC to step up the impact of all of our good life choices. Thanks!

This semester Professor Joshua Guilford — a professor of English and Film and Media Studies — offered a course titled “Film and Video Curation.” The seminar aimed to grant students an opportunity to both think critically about curation and to bring the resulting knowledge into practice. The course was divided into two components, and the first allowed students to attend several screenings, which were discussed in concert with critical and theoretical readings about curatorial practice.

Fresh off of two straight road victories against conference opponents and a move to No. 5 in the nation, the Amherst women’s tennis team returned home last weekend to face off against Little Three rivals Williams and Wesleyan. Saturday’s action saw Amherst drop a heartbreaking, 6-3 contest against Williams, the second-ranked team in the nation, before rallying back to defeat the No. 8 Cardinals, 6-3, on Sunday.

The Amherst College women’s track and field team placed sixth overall at the eight-team UMass-Amherst Minuteman Invitational last Saturday afternoon.

Senior Victoria Hensley led Amherst on the day, sprinting to a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter run with a time of 59.22.

In the mid-distance events, Leonie Rauls ’18 ran the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:54.31 to finish in eleventh place.

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