All season, the Mammoths had been scheduled to compete at the Middlebury Winterfell Meet, a competitive last chance meet. However, earlier last week the Winterfell was cancelled due to a lack of athletes entered to compete in it.

Maybe Steph still hasn’t gotten the memo, as he was spotted during the game munching popcorn on the bench, but the N.B.A. All-Star Game is serious now.

In preparation for next month’s DIII National Championships in Indianapolis, the women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Brunswick, Maine, where Bowdoin hosted the February Invitational at LeRoy Greason Pool.

This meet, for some Amherst athletes, represented the final chance to qualify for the national championships.

Although only three Amherst swimmers competed, two posted NCAA B-cut marks to qualify for nationals.

Sydney Tate is an English major. Her creative writing thesis combines poetry and prose to explore the development of her identity. Her thesis advisor is Writer-in-Residence Daniel J. Hall.

Q: What is your thesis about?
I am writing a creative writing thesis in English, mostly poetry with a little bit of prose. I am basically writing about my life and how I’ve come into my identity and writing about the different nuances between family dynamics and coming into what it means to be a black woman in America.

A red brick building stands in the center, foregrounded by a green lawn and leafless tree on the left side of the image. The sky behind the red brick building is light blue. Shadows of trees cast over the side exterior of the red brick building.

After a gunman opened fire on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead and several others injured, the massacre in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history has sparked conversation about ensuring safety at educational institutions.

In an email interview, President Biddy Martin highlighted the importance of safety on campus.

The Amherst College Belonging Committee released the Strategic Plan to Increase Belonging that will be shared with the Amherst community on Wednesday Feb. 28. The plan was shared with Student Affairs, the Senior Leadership team, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion earlier this month to obtain feedback.

Crystal Sanders, an associate professor of African-American studies and history at Penn State University, spoke in Paino Lecture Hall on Feb. 21 about the Mississippi Head Start program in 1965 and its effects on the black community. The lecture was the fourth in the Amherst College Education Studies Initiative’s interdisciplinary series.