David Kang ’16
News Section Editor

Last Thursday, AAS hosted the year’s first Pub Night at Schwemm’s Coffee House. Pub Night, which is slated to become a weekly event after two successful trial runs last year, provides Amherst students with an opportunity to socialize while those of legal drinking age can purchase alcohol.
Before last semester’s Pub Night trial runs, College students hadn’t seen school-sponsored alcohol service since 30 years ago, when the College sold beer and wine at a Fayerweather snack bar.

Political Science Professor Kerry Ratigan grew up in Natick, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. from Haverford College, where she majored in Political Science and Spanish. She completed a Master’s in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, then went on to receive another Master’s and a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After 15 years of using the same equipment, Campus Police’ is updating its surveillance equipment to meet 21st century standards. On Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, Amherst College Police Chief John Carter sent out a school-wide e-mail announcing the enhancement of his department’s closed-circuit camera system. The new technology’s installation is projected to be completed by the middle of the fall semester.

On Friday, Sept. 13, Amherst’s Career Center launched the Pathways Student-Alumni Mentoring Program, a program that allows Amherst students to select alumni mentors who share their interests.

Pathways is the latest addition to the variety of resources offered by the Career Center which include help with resume building, study abroad, summer funding, and fellowship advising. However, Christina Ramos, the program director of Pathways, believes that many students are not aware of all the opportunities available to them at the Career Center.

Although the official scoreboard indicates that both cross country teams finished sixth out of six at the UMass Invitational, the weekend was anything but a loss for the program.


Kicking off their season against Division I competition, the squad performed admirably, highlighted by two impressive individual performances from sophomore Dan Crowley and junior KC Fussell. The former led the Jeffs with a time of 19:29.75, good for fourth overall. About five seconds behind him was Fussell, who took ninth overall with a 19:36.44 mark.

Looking to build off of a second place finish at the Springfield Invitational ten days ago, the Firedogs stumbled against a very talented Emerson squad that beat them 3-1 last Tuesday, in a match characterized by close games.

The match against Emerson, however, also signaled the emergence of first-year Nicole Gould who led Amherst with ten kills and believes that the Firedogs week of practice after the loss to Emerson helped Amherst a lot.

“We had a couple of great practices leading up to it, so we had a lot of momentum going into the tournament,” Gould said.

Despite all the recent buzz over Twitter’s IPO, the College’s own quiet technological revolution has gone largely unnoticed. After years of pink slips and green sheets, it seems that the College has finally begun to embrace the 21st century.