To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is pairing up with the Counseling Center next Tuesday, Oct. 8 in honor of National Depression Screening Day. This is the first time Amherst College has celebrated National Depression Screening Day, although it’s been a regular event at other college campuses around the country. It’s also the first time the Counseling Center is pairing up with TWLOHA to host an event. On that day, TWLOHA members will be tabling in the Campus Center Atrium alongside the Counseling Center psychologists.

Dean of Students Jim Larimore comes to Amherst from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, where he was deputy director for student success. Dean Larimore attended college at Texas A&M Univ.-Commerce, then went on to do his graduate work in higher education at Stanford. His experience in higher education includes dean of students positions and work in student affairs at Dartmouth, Swarthmore, New York Univ. Abu Dhabi, and Stanford.

At the close of Election Day (Thursday, Sept. 26), aspiring senators had one last item on their political agenda: the wait. They had done all they could to elicit support from their peers; the election results were scheduled for release that following Saturday at 12 a.m. However, on Friday, Sept. 27, the AAS Elections Committee sent out two school-wide e-mails explaining “E” students were unable to vote on Election Day. Alternative voting was established and the wait for results was extended to Sunday at 1 a.m.

Look up. Look around you. Wherever you are — Val, Frost, perhaps in class waiting for your professor to begin — look up and count the number of people around you. Do you see at least ten Amherst students? If so, then it may well be that at least one of them comes from a different part of the world. He or she could have taken a ten-hour-plus plane trip to get here. He or she may have grown up speaking a language other than English, only to be sitting within your visual range conversing, reading, writing in a different language altogether.

Fall semester of 2012 was a controversial time for Amherst College. No one can forget Angie Epifano’s landmark article, but there were other incidents that rocked the school, though to a lesser extent. An offensive poster concerning autoclaves, Jeffrey Amherst and smallpox blankets was found on the wall of a biology classroom and the menorah on Valentine Quad commemorating Hanukkah was defiled.

In the last year, Val has undergone some important changes that have made our food options both more delicious and nutritious. Yet every day, students can be overheard complaining about Val to their friends. Of course not every student is going to be thrilled with Val’s food options every day, but there are some considerations we all should make before publicly complaining about a service that ultimately provides us with everything we need and more.

Retraction: In “A Letter to Amherst: Response to Racial Epithet” published in the October 2 issue of The Amherst Student, Andrew Lindsay ’16 wrote that Bradley Keigwin “stole computer components and furniture from the health center and used spray paint to damage the room and draw swastikas.” This statement is not true. Mr. Lindsay and The Amherst Student apologize for this error. Mr. Keigwin was vindicated when another person was identified and pled guilty to these charges. We deeply regret the mistake.

To the Amherst Community,