Inspired by a design-thinking workshop held at the Ashoka U Exchange*, SILT decided to host a similar workshop series here on our campus. The initial motivation was to create a space where students would be challenged to come up with creative solutions to a wide range of problems, ranging from “how might we get students excited about recycling on campus?” to “how might we empower women in Nigeria?” However, we realized that merely posing problems and asking students to debate would not be enough — there had to be a more methodological, efficient way of approaching the problem.

Approaching the mid-term elections, Democrats have returned to the issue of gender discrimination in the workplace.

Q: Tell us about your early life and athletic background. How did you get into lacrosse?

The Amherst baseball team went 3-1 on the week with a 6-5 win over MIT on Wednesday, April 9, two wins over Endicott on Saturday and a loss to Eastern Connecticut State on Monday, April 14. In their week off from NESCAC play, the Jeffs improved to 17-5 on the season.

The 18th-ranked men’s lacrosse team traveled into Medford, Mass. this past Saturday for a game at eighth-ranked Tufts, one of the strongest NESCAC teams in the conference. Both teams were 9-2 on the season going into the game. Behind a strong offensive outing, including two seven-point performers, the Jumbos snapped the Jeffs’ three-game win streak.

The sexual violence that occurs on this campus is not incongruent to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, sexual abuse and rape are universal problems. Last year’s dialogue and the continuation of the discussion surrounding sexual violence have increased resources on campus. The recognition that we must end victim-shaming to create a safer environment for any man or woman who has been attacked is paramount. Progress certainly has been made in this regard. There is, however, another facet that must be explored: pretending one’s own inability to rape.

On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission, striking down the Federal Election Campaign Act’s aggregate limits on the total amount a donor may contribute to all candidates and committees. Perhaps in protest to the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling — or perhaps not — the AAS Judiciary Council seems to be cracking down on campaign finance. Last week, the JC emailed students informing them a complaint expressing concern about excessive campaign expenditures during the run-off AAS Executive Election was filed.