A rug doctor who loses his shadow, a scientist who discovers that the sky contains a hidden message in Braille, a philosopher who chokes to death on a premise of his own argument. These are just some of the curious and fascinating characters to emerge from the rarefied heights of Lindsay Stern’s imagination.

This is the first of a two-part series on the College’s alcohol policy. The second part will be in next week’s issue.

Campus Challenge is back for a second year to bring students, faculty and staff together to tackle crucial problems like poverty and lack of access to education, promote societal cohesion and develop the social capital to build a better future.

B. Alan Wallace ’87 is not the typical Amherst alumnus. Author of more than 20 books on Buddhism and science and a practicing Buddhist monk for the entirety of his time at the College, he now goes on meditative retreats for months on end, performing psychological experiments in a lucid dream state to attempt to discover the true nature of reality, happiness and suffering.

Finding His Own Path

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) and the Dean of Students’ Office teamed up with the Board of Trustees to host a trustee dinner at the newly-renovated Lord Jeffery Inn. The dinner brought students, trustees, faculty and staff together to discuss issues confronting the College. Participants rotated around 10 tables at the Inn, discussing topics such as housing, academics, sustainability, campus community and facilities.

This Saturday, Jan. 28, the College Career Center will be hosting a free administration of the Bloomberg Institute’s Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT). The three hour long exam is designed by educational consultants working with the Bloomberg Institute to evaluate the aptitude of individuals wishing to pursue careers in finance or consulting.