Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham, along with two other speakers, was invited campus last Wednesday, Sept. 27 to speak about “Why Military Action After 9/11 Was Justified and Saved American Lives.” This was despite the many Islamophobic comments Graham has made in the past, such as “Islam is a terrorist organization,” “Moderate Muslims are those who only want to kill Jews” and “The problem is not extremism.

This past week, the Amherst field hockey team added both a win and a loss to its season record. On Saturday, Sept. 30, Amherst suffered a loss to fellow No. 6-ranked NESCAC rival Tufts, in a conference game.

The game ended as a shutout, with the final score being 2-0. Goalie Emilie Flamme ’20 saved seven shots again but it was not enough to secure the win. The Jumbos took the lead in the first five minutes of the game, and the Mammoths were never able to regain it.

This past weekend, the Amherst women’s tennis team returned to Williams College to compete in the 2017 ITA Regional Championships. After a three-day long battle, the Mammoths finished with strong performances in both the singles and doubles matches. The team ended the tournament with an 8-6 record in singles play and 5-3 in doubles. Amherst traveled to the Regional Championship with seven of its varsity athletes Friday afternoon.

Amherst women’s soccer split this past weekend’s games, dropping Saturday’s match against Tufts 2-1 in overtime before bouncing back on Sunday to dominate New England College.

Against the Jumbos, Amherst was first to get on the board with Hannah Guzzi ’18 tallying her eighth goal of the season in the 79th minute of action.

Unfortunately, the Mammoths were unable to maintain the lead and the Jumbos answered with a goal of their own less than five minutes later.

The Amherst football team totaled a season-high 464 yards of offense on Saturday, propelling the squad to a 31-14 win against the Bowdoin Polar Bears.

On the Mammoths’ first drive of the game, Ollie Eberth ’20 found Jack Hickey ’19 for an 11-yard gain, an auspicious start for the potent Amherst offense. On the very next play, Hickey took Eberth’s hand off and showcased his ability by cutting up the middle and going 52 yards to the end zone, giving Amherst the 7-0 lead.

Student teaching assistants from various academic departments gathered on Sunday, Sept. 24 for a training session that covered issues such as effective teaching practices and inclusivity in classrooms. The training session was part of the college’s goal to reexamine the ways in which faculty and other educators interact with students on campus.

Two students open the door to newly converted gender-inclusive restrooms.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion announced in a community-wide email on Tuesday, Sept. 26 that the college converted all existing single-user facilities into gender-inclusive restrooms over the summer. Part of an initiative to install and increase access to gender-inclusive restrooms on campus, the project is anticipated to be completed by the end of fall semester.

According to the email, the new changes came out of plans to “build a safer and more inclusive campus environment for our transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming community members.”