AC Voice is the student publication that students love to hate. Depending on who you mention the publication to, you may get everything from encouraging compliments to unenthusiastic sighs and murmurs. Generally, however, campus enthusiasm is low about the publication. Case in point the events of last week.

The second floor of Frost Library will soon be the site of the College’s new humanities center, expected to open in 2015.
In interviews earlier this week, Amherst administrators and professors described a recently approved proposal to transform a portion of the library into a space that will both support the scholarship of resident faculty and provide space for visiting scholars.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine, Visiting Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies, received a B.A. from the University of East Anglia and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. His film and video work has screened at festivals and galleries including the Vienna International Film Festival, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, TIE: The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Artists’ Television Access and REDCAT.

In an industry largely dominated by major research institutions, Amherst College is seeking to make its presence in scholarly publishing with the establishment of Amherst College Press, an initiative created and staffed in part by the College’s Library. Breaking the traditional scholastic publishing model, Amherst College will be the first higher-education institution to run a completely digital open-access press.

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

Since October, the Integration of Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning Strategic Planning Committee has been examining the issue of how learning supports living at Amherst, how living supports learning at Amherst and how the two aspects meet in developing co-curricular learning.

The newly renamed Office of Student Affairs made its official debut on the second floor of Converse Hall Tuesday afternoon, welcoming students, faculty and staff to an open house at the office’s new location.

Visitors trickled in throughout the middle of the day, munching on pastries and entering their names to win raffle prizes. At night, the Office of Student Affairs invited members of the community to an ice cream social in the Converse Hall lobby.

Amherst students like to be credited for their work. Many would be mortified if they neglected to put their name on an academic paper, and most would take offense if someone quoted their work without properly attributing it to them. It is ironic, then, that few display a similar possessiveness when writing online. Perhaps, the internet simply inspires a sort of altruism in students so they may feel compelled to share their wisdom without selflessly coveting recognition and acknowledgment.