The College has accepted 13 percent of applicants for the class of 2018, offering admission to 1,103 out of 8,468 students who applied this year.

Applications to Amherst rose by more than 6 percent this year, making this the second largest applicant pool in the College’s history. The Office of Admission received its highest number of applications in 2012, when 8,565 applicants applied for the class of 2016.

Current and former Williston residents will gather together next Friday for the pilot event in a planned series of “Take Your Room Out” dinners.

Wangené Hall is a senior majoring in Theater and Dance. Her Theater and Dance thesis “Naked in Heels: Confessions of an Aspiring Pop Star” will be performed at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater on April 10, 11 and 12. Her advisors are Professor of Theater and Dance Wendy Woodson and Visiting Professor of Theater and Dance Charlotte L. Brathwaite.

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

This year, the Diversity and Community Strategic Planning Committee has been working to examine the meaning of diversity at Amherst. Along with the three other main committees involved in this year’s strategic planning process, the Diversity and Community committee has been involved in thinking about the College’s identity and plans for the future.

Yesterday, Amherst students went to the online polls to cast their vote for the AAS president and vice-president. Well, some of them at least, if yesterday’s run-off election was anything like the previous year’s run-off, in which 797 of the 1414 students eligible to vote actually cast a vote for AAS president. As a percentage that translates into a voter turnout of about 56 percent, which is fairly close to the voter turnout of 58 percent in the 2012 US presidential election. That is not to say, however, that they are comparable because they are not.

Joshua Ferrer ’17 writes in about the state of AAS executive elections.

An interconnected world needs an interconnected education. When explaining her purpose of an Amherst education, Sharline Dominguez ’16 stresses the importance of being an active participant in the communities that she is a part of, as well as the importance of interacting with communities that she is not a part of. Her education is not limited to the boundaries of the Amherst classroom. In a world where our actions affects others in ways that we might not be aware of, an education that enables us to address global issues is crucial.