The Amherst College women and Williams men are both trying to bring home national championships.
Our commentator says there’s been an erosion of faith in the foundations of our political system.
A member of Amherst College’s Sexual Respect Task Force said she’s not sure if sanctions short of suspension from school are strong enough for members of the men’s cross country team. Some of them were caught exchanging racist, sexist and homophobic online messages.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
It’s been nine months since Amherst College distanced itself from Lord Jeff, the controversial and unofficial school mascot. This week, the nomination process for the school’s first ever official mascot got underway.
An Amherst College English professor wants to bring “Virtual Reality” technology to community groups, schools, and political activists, starting with a basic cardboard and plastic kit.
While Amherst College has abandoned its unofficial mascot, some alumni say they will keep singing the Lord Jeff fight song on their own.
Starting Thursday, Amherst College’s board will wrestle with history. They’ll talk about the future of Lord Jeff, and whether it’s time to expel the general from campus.
U.S. News says UMass is the 29th best public university in the country. This puts UMass on top of all public universities in New England except for UConn, which is ranked 19th.
This week’s ruling by the U-S Supreme Court allowing the use of a controversial drug in executions by lethal injection comes as no surprise to an Amherst College professor and author on the subject.
An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.
Amherst College says so-called underground fraternities are now banned. The groups, which operate off-campus, formed after the school officially prohibited fraternities and sororities 30 years ago.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights notes that an open investigation does not mean a school broke the law in how it handled sexual violence on campus.
Their playoff trips are certainly not getting as much attention as UMass’, but both the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College and the Ephs of Williams College are just two wins away from a national title.
It’s not just the big schools who are in the midst of high-pressure playoff basketball.