Post Tagged with: "Amherst College"

LitFest 2016 Highlights Amherst College’s Literary Culture

Arts March 10, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Erin Batchelder ’17 Staff Writer Amherst College has long been associated with great writers and writing. With ties to literary legends like Robert Frost and David Foster Wallace, the college lays claim to some of the great literary minds of the past 200 years. During the weekend of March 3Read More

Amherst College Drops Controversial “Lord Jeff” as Mascot

News February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Molly McGuire ’18 Contributing Writer The trustees of Amherst College announced last week that the school would no longer use Lord Jeffrey Amherst to represent their institution as the unofficial mascot due to his racist actions. English General Lord Jeffrey is seen as problematic because of his proposal to giveRead More

Amherst Says ‘No’ to Lord Jeff: Students Vote to Change Mascot

News December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Amherst College’s student government association released an unofficial student poll on Nov. 19 regarding changing the College’s mascot. The poll showed that 83 percent of the 1,606 respondents believe Lord Jeffery Amherst should no longer be the college’s mascot. Even before this most recentRead More

She Dwells In Amherst

Arts October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Stephanie Kupiec ’15 Contributing Writer  The myth of Amherst, the goddess of American poetry: Emily Dickinson’s legacy lives on in the Emily Dickinson Museum located conveniently in Amherst, right by the Amherst College campus. Smithies, do you realize that the Emily Dickinson Homestead is open for your enjoyment, free ofRead More

Film Review: Goberen in Absurdistan

Arts March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Contributing Writer  While watching Geboren in Absurdistan last Thursday night as part of the spring 2013 German Film Series held at Amherst College, I thought of something my favorite film critic, Richard Brody, once wrote: “There’s no pleasure in not liking a movie, and even less pleasure inRead More