Christena Cleveland, social psychologist and associate professor of the practice of reconciliation at Duke University’s Divinity School, delivered a series of lectures at Amherst College on March 3 and 4.

Congress sent Amherst a letter on Feb. 8 regarding the management and spending of the college’s endowment. Amherst is one of 56 colleges and universities that have been requested to provide supplementary information on their endowments. Congress sent the letter to institutions with endowments valued at over $1 billion by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The college’s endowment is $2.2 billion, according to the most recent financial report.

Amherst College hosted the inaugural LitFest this past weekend, bringing an array of notable authors and editors to campus. LitFest was composed of a series of events highlighting the college’s tradition of literary excellence.

Afternoon Men are an up-and-coming rock band based in New York City, whose members include Dan Adler ’14 and Nick Fowler ’15E. I had a chance to speak with the longtime comedians and newfound bandmates about the production of lyrical gold and the journey from a suite in Pond Dormitory to the rock clubs of New York City.

Rose Miller ’16 is a senior psychology major. Her thesis explores aspects of of friendship, such as how friendships develop, whether or not they last and what people seek most in friendships. Her thesis adviser is Professor Catherine Sanderson in the psychology department.

The men’s lacrosse team survived a chaotic fourth quarter to clinch a 10-7 victory over Bowdoin last Saturday. The fourth-ranked purple and white faced off in their first game of the season with a veteran lineup that just came off an unprecedented 18-3 season. In 2015, Amherst dismantled Bowdoin 20-4 as they climbed their way to the top of the NESCAC.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team fell in an overtime loss to Middlebury on Sunday in the NESCAC championship game. The purple and white defeated Connecticut College, 3-0, last Saturday in the semifinal game before advancing to the final matchup of their NESCAC championship run.