Political activist, lawyer and longtime presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke in Stirn Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Nader urged students to become politically engaged and argued that small groups of committed citizens can bring about change. The Amherst Political Union hosted the event.

Chloe Revery is a history and computer science double major who is writing a history thesis on the software developed for the NASA space shuttle program. Her thesis adviser is Anson D. Morse Professor of History John Servos.

Blaine Werner is a psychology and religion double major.Werner wrote a senior thesis on peer groups. His adviser is Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Katherine Clemans.

Amherst students and members of the class of ’64 gathered at the Alumni House last Friday and Saturday for the Restore Our Democracy conference, the first event held by the Amherst Student-Alumni Organization. The conference, which was moderated by Mark Sandler ’64, consisted of conversations, panels and speeches on the theme of democratic reform.

Amherst College has accepted 13.7 percent of applicants to the class of 2019, according to the Office of Admission. The college received a record 8,566 total applications this year, accepting 1,006 applicants via regular decision and 170 via early decision.

Applications to Amherst rose by 1 percent from the previous year, making the class of 2019 Amherst’s largest applicant pool ever, albeit narrowly. The previous record was from 2012, when the Office of Admission received 8,565 applicants for the class of 2016.

Albert Joo '15 is a music and economics double major and is writing a music composition honors thesis. His thesis performance is on March 27 at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall.

Kirk Bloodsworth, the first American on death row to be exonerated by DNA evidence, spoke about his experience in the Red Room in Converse Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The event was organized by the Amherst College Political Union.