Tag Archives: Amherst
In April, the faculty of Amherst College voted 70-36 (5 abstentions) against joining edX, a non-profit enterprise co-founded by Harvard and MIT, which bills itself as “the Future of Online Education.” In edX’s view, such a future centers on the development and creation of “MOOCs,” short for “massive open online courses.” While Amherst, like its [...]
Last year, I sent an article about being a Division III athlete to In The ‘Cac. I wrote about how–regardless of the size of the crowds at our games, lack of scholarships or the overall perception of what it means to play DIII sports–we had the same pride, respect and love for our sports as anyone. [...]
APRIL FOOLS. Duh. After nearly two hundred years of tension, competitive rivalry, and back-channel negotiations, Amherst’s president Biddy Martin has formally apologized to Williams for the theft of the Williams library and president. On behalf of the Ephs, President Adam Falk accepted Amherst’s apology. In 1821, then-Williams President Zephaniah Swift Moore was convinced by Amherst [...]
Former Sports Illustrated writer, now contributor, Jack McCallum penned a great piece on the Midd, Williams, and Amherst men’s teams making the elite 8–with high praises for their cultures of scholar-athletes: “Statistics aside, the most significant numbers attached to the three NESCAC schools are these—1, 2 and 4. That is the U.S. News ranking, respectively, of Williams, [...]
If you go to Amherst and use Facebook (i.e., every Amherst Student), you have seen the amorous explosion that is “Amherst Crushes.” Much like its predecessor “Amherst Compliments” (the two groups are purportedly in a FB relationship) and in a vein very similar to our very own ‘Cac Connections, Amherst students send messages about their [...]
Internet users can now browse the 850 Emily Dickinson manuscripts held by Amherst. This resource is part of the new Amherst College Digital Collections, a venture which seeks to digitize the school’s extensive archives. Check it out.
On tonight’s episode of “WTF just happened?!” is a clip from the Amherst vs. Colby soccer playoffs. Colby’s in blue, ‘Herst is in white. Not in my ‘Cac, not in my ‘Cac.
The action at Amherst has not stopped. The administration has cancelled classes for tomorrow, November 2nd, for a day-long “Day of Dialogue,” with several presentations and small group discussions on sexual misconduct and how to handle it on our campus. Biddy’s making moves. There are varied reactions to it – some people are feeling overwhelmed [...]