The Amherst women’s indoor track team enjoyed a successful interterm season and started the second semester strong with a third-place finish at the Springfield Invitational this past weekend.

Sprinters Julia Asin ’19 and Victoria Hensley ’16 finished back-to-back in a fast 200-meter heat, finishing third and fourth with times of 27.25 and 27.34, respectively.

Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) has been having a difficult time processing the dissolution of his marriage to his first wife, Katherine (Rooney Mara): they grew up together, they went to college together, they saw each other through the hardships of establishing careers and beginning their adult lives. But he’s met someone new — her name is Samantha and she’s really great, super funny, smart, friendly, kind. She also sorts emails and files with ease, keeps track of calendar dates and events and wakes Theodore when it’s time to get out of bed in the morning.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Carrie Palmquist grew up in Northern Virginia. She received a BA from the College of William & Mary where she majored in Psychology and Linguistics. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her research explores how children learn about the world around them. Specifically, she is interested in how children use other people’s nonverbal communication (e.g., pointing and gaze) to decide when someone will be a good source of information.

This past weekend, the Board of Trustees met and agreed upon the selection of Kyu Sung Woo Architects as architect for the dorms that will replace the current social dorms. Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2015, during which the four social dorms south of Keefe Campus Center will be demolished and replaced in the area south of Merrill, where modular housing units Plaza and Waldorf currently stand.

Over Interterm, members of the community learned that a student has been expelled for committing sexual assault, marking the first time in over a decade that Amherst College has expelled a perpetrator of sexual assault. Dean of Students Jim Larimore and Title IX Coordinator Laurie Frankl announced the expulsion in an e-mail that also highlighted recent changes to the College’s sexual misconduct policy.

Pathways is an alumni-student mentoring program that launched in Sept. 2013 after four years of collaboration between the Career Center, Alumni and Parent Programs and Information Technology offices.

The mission of Pathways is to connect students with alumni mentors through a structured framework and to encourage critical and reflective thinking about academic, professional and life goals for both students and alumni.

Following a White House summit attended by President Biddy Martin and other college presidents on Jan. 16, the College is stepping up its efforts to increase college access and success for low-income students.

At the summit, President Obama met with over 100 college presidents as well as other leaders in higher education to discuss strategies for helping students from low-income families to lead successful college careers.