Amherst College prides itself on diversity. We actively recruit students from across the planet — students endowed with unique modes of thinking and diverse opinions. Too often, however, our left-leaning majority seems to encourage an excessively narrow dialogue.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Did anyone else smell the vitriol on campus this week? Among newspaper readership, it was most evident in Dan Diner’s article on secularization and Andrew Kaake’s column on abortion. Their recent newspaper submissions have prompted an outpouring of student responses. Infuriated and affirmed readers alike shared their honest concerns, sometimes boldly proclaiming their identity, but more often remaining under the cloak of anonymity.