The college’s Counseling Center launched a 24-hour hotline in late October to make around-the-clock mental health service accessible to students.

Before the 24-hour hotline, students could access the Counseling Center for urgent care service, regular appointments and case management on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During all other hours, students needed to contact the on-call administrator or the college’s police to reach the emergency on-call counselor.

Darryl Harper ’90 is a jazz clarinetist who has split his career into equal parts jazz performance and teaching. Harper recently released his seventh studio jazz album, a double CD of collaborations with other jazz musicians, and is currently the music department chair at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Introduction to Jazz
Harper began playing the clarinet in his school’s band at the age of six.

Following the screening of the film “Fruitvale Station” at the Multicultural Resource Center on Monday, Oct. 20, members of the college community found posters for Black Lives Matter Awareness Week replaced by posters advocating against abortion, using the slogan “All Lives Matter.”

In a college-wide email, President Biddy Martin directly addressed the incident and called for an appropriate forum to further discuss the topic.

Five College Digital Humanities celebrated its kickoff event last Friday afternoon in Frost Library by showcasing a host of current projects.

Five College Digital Humanities is a five-year program created by the Five College Consortium to fund, support and inspire research in the digital humanities.

Washington Post journalist and best-selling author Bob Woodward spoke to a full house inside Johnson Chapel on Tuesday night. Woodward spoke about Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and other presidents in a talk entitled “Presidential Leadership from Nixon to Obama.”

“Having tried to understand presidents and politics for more than four decades, I think there is a conclusion that I want to reach,” Woodward began. “We need to think about politics in a new way, which means thinking about ourselves and why we do things and who we are if we are going to get out of the jam that we’re in.”

Last Friday, the Association of Amherst Students invited students into the Powerhouse to learn about its current state of construction and to provide input, feedback and ideas for the event space.

This article is the fourth part in a four-part series about the core committees involved in this year’s strategic planning process.

This year, the Strategic Planning Committee for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning is looking into essential support structures needed to be put in place for the College to continue thriving as a research and teaching-based institution.