A professor of midwifery, a saxophonist and an Amherst College senior were among the speakers who took the stage this Sunday at Kirby Theater, where several hundred people gathered for the first ever TEDxAmherstCollege event.

The Amherst Men’s Cross Country team had an impressive showing at the ECAC Championships this past Saturday at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I.

Placing three runners in the top fifteen, the Jeffs took third place amongst 36 teams. Coach Erik Nedeau noted, “We had a somewhat disappointing NESCAC race, but we did what we needed to last week to be fresh and recovered.”

The NESCAC took home the top six team spots. With the top three overall finishers, Williams took the top title with 26 points.

There are few ways to diminish the accomplishments of the historic 2012-13 campaign that saw the Amherst men’s basketball team win it all.

The team won 24 straight contests to finish the year, the highlight of which was undoubtedly a thrilling, one-point win over Williams in the NESCAC Championship.

After another four wins in the NCAA tournament, their final victory, an 87-70 rout of Mary Hardin Baylor, was merely the icing on the cake.

It seems like it is impossible to escape the talk about Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito.

I can’t remember the last time I turned on the TV or surfed the web without reading about the saga involving the Miami Dolphins.

At the heart of the story is whether Martin faced unfair treatment at the hands of his teammates.

This article isn’t concerned with whether Martin was bullied or not.

Underlying the whole discussion about Jonathan Martin is the nature of football and whether a certain type of physical and mental toughness is required to play football.

One of the most difficult questions I’ve been asked during my time at the College is how I learned English and why I speak it “so well.” My instinct is to feel exasperation and indignation, which are immediately followed by guilt at my lack of generosity towards the well-intentioned asker, who was, after all, “just curious.” The residue of this amalgamation of feelings tends to stay with me, constituting a vague bother, and this is why it was of interest to me to examine this scenario and my own reaction to it.

Field hockey saw their season come to a close after falling 1-0 to Middlebury in the NESCAC Semifinals held on Saturday, Nov 9. The team finished with a 13-3 record and a near perfect 9-1 record in NESCAC play.

Each team remained strong defensively for much of the first half with neither side mounting-threatening offensive drives.
The first shot of the game came twenty minutes into play from Panther Alyssa DiMaio. Amherst keeper Rachel Tannebaum ’15 was able to make an impressive pad save to keep the game notched at zero.

On Monday, the Amherst women’s soccer team learned that it had earned its third consecutive NCAA tournament bid.

The Jeffs, who had been on the bubble after a first-round defeat in the NESCAC tournament, will face Springfield in the first round this Saturday.

The Pride, who are 13-4-4, won the NEWMAC conference tournament to qualify for their fourth straight NCAA tournament.
“Springfield is a team we know well,” said Head Coach Jen Hughes.