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May 5, 1970 National Student Strike

On May 5, 1970, students and faculty of Amherst College joined more than 1,250 other colleges and universities in a nationwide student strike.

The May 5 strike followed on the heels of a May Day demonstration at Yale protesting the trial of the New Haven Black Panthers and the surveillance of the Black Panthers by the FBI.  415 more words

College History

Preserving History

This past January I arrived at WGBH to start an internship cataloging digitized video and audio materials from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. As a first-year graduate student at the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, I had limited experience with cataloging (although my mother is a cataloger, so you could say I’m genetically predisposed!). 450 more words

Collection Highlights

The Pre-Race Meal (documentary)

Looking for: Producer, Script Supervisor, Camera operator, Sound operator, Sound Mixer, Production Assistant
Dates needed: 04/19/15 ; 04/25/15 ; 05/02/15 (from early morning to early afternoon) 127 more words


When the Spirit Touches You

Tonight, a couple of Christian students in my year met up to pray. My friends and I have been meeting like this for a little while now. 581 more words


AC Voice Appreciates: Student Activists

(Ethan Corey)– Amherst has changed quite a bit since its founding as a Christian school for white men in 1821. Today, of course, we accept students from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or ability to pay. 918 more words

Amherst College

AC Voice Appreciates: Amherst's Nocturnes

(Jane Berrill)– I can’t express how beautiful this campus is (and I know I’m not the first one to say this) but this campus is gorgeous. 471 more words

The next steps: When college admissions don't go as planned

When Alyson Merlin, who grew up outside of Atlanta, was applying to college, she had a clear picture of what she wanted from her four years — and it mainly involved leaving the South. 665 more words