The main topic of discussion at the Feb. 21 faculty meeting was President Biddy Martin’s proposal for the addition of a new provost position at the College. According to President Martin’s vision, the added senior administrator would relieve pressures on the existing administrators and spearhead long-term, strategic planning, the integration of programs across the College and other initiatives across the College community.

As the College gears up for one of its largest construction projects in decades, the future of preschool Amherst Day School, affectionately known as the Little Red Schoolhouse, is in question. After College officials informed the Little Red Schoolhouse, located in the heart of the Social Quad, that it would have to close and vacate the premises by June 30, 2012, the Schoolhouse and members of the Amherst community have rallied together to petition the College about extending its future.