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What the f#$% is a research college?

(Craig Campbell)– In May, the College released the Strategic Planning Draft Report. This document, in its final iteration, will guide a major campaign to raise funds for the improvements proposed … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Equity: Learning with ARHS

(Siraj Sindhu)– I grew up in New York’s state public school system, and attended a high school that was notably featured on the state Education Department’s “schools in need of … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Major Question

(Lola Fadulu)– For most of this summer, despite my advisor’s wishes, I spent a lot of time worrying about choosing a major. I’d been leaning towards double majoring in English … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

Raising the (Green) Roof

(Monica Cesinger)– “Do you feel doomed?” my long-time friend Sophie asked me last week over dinner, when the conversation had turned to conservation. My friend Scott and I looked at … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons from Local Agriculture

( Siraj Sindhu)– “Mubarak was a despot—there was no free speech or free elections—so the Egyptians protested and rioted to overthrow him.” -Overheard at Book & Plow Farm I admit … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E: The High-Stakes Culture of Spelling Bees

(Siraj Sindhu)– I’m sure you’ve seen them. Those really nerdy little kids, standing nervously up on stage, clinging onto those cardboard placards emblazoned with numbers and names as if each … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

What I Learned from the Open Curriculum

(Anna Seward)– I am not the kind of senior who has gotten particularly nostalgic about Amherst. This is not to say I’m ungrateful for the great professors, resources, or opportunities … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment
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