The Green Athletics committee, a student-led group aimed at increasing environmental sustainability in the Athletics Department, has begun carrying out plans to reduce athletics-related waste and energy consumption.

The committee, which first met on Sept. 23, has planned ways to make the Athletic Department more environmentally friendly by making changes in areas ranging from facilities to varsity team equipment. The students involved in the committee have proposed initiatives that could work toward the group’s goal.

This semester the counseling center plans to create an advisory board comprised of students that will serve as a liaison between the center and the student body.

Jacqueline Alvarez, director of the counseling center, said she decided to create the board because she wanted to work with a group of students who were representative of the student body as a whole. The students will in turn represent the counseling center to the rest of the student community and will be responsible for collecting and providing feedback on the counseling center’s services.

Sixty-four percent of the student body voted on Oct. 5 in favor of holding a trial period for social clubs this spring semester.

Members of the Social Project Work Group, the organization responsible for writing the proposal, said the vote was intended to gauge student opinion of the proposal, but the results do not mean that Amherst is required to create social clubs.

Mariana Cruz resigned from her position as interim chief diversity officer and director of the Multicultural Resource Center on Tuesday, Oct. 6. President Biddy Martin announced Cruz’s resignation in a campus-wide email.

Martin held an open meeting in the Multicultural Resource Center that evening to discuss the process of finding a replacement for Cruz and adding administrative support to the center in the interim period.

I have experienced situations that dramatically altered my perception of more than one thing. I have experienced the marvelous “aha!” moments, the “I screwed up, big time” moments and the “I wish this never ended” moments. I have even looked death in the eye. But at the end of any of my days, what matters the most is that I impacted someone in a positive or small way, whether it was through making that person smile, laugh or reconsider their established ideas about the world they believe in.

The Amherst College men’s tennis team split their squad for fall break, with four players competing at the Dartmouth Invitational on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, and eight members of the team travelling to Bates College for the Wallach Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

At the three-day Dartmouth Invitational, seniors Aaron Revzin, Ben Fife, Michael Solimano and Andrew Yaraghi competed against players from NESCAC rivals Williams College and Middlebury College as well as Division I programs Yale, Brown, Dartmouth and Brown.

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