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Tape of Lost Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Found in the Amherst College Archives

On February 6, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the New School in New York City. It was the first of 15 talks given by civil rights leaders that semester as part of the American Race Crisis Lecture Series. 199 more words


@AmherstCollege dumps #racist genocidal maniac ‘Lord Jeff’

Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial-era military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the prestigious liberal arts college here.

The trustees at Amherst College said on Tuesday that the institution would not use any references to Lord Jeffery, its unofficial mascot, in official communications or symbolism, and that it would find a new name for the Lord Jeffery Inn, a campus hotel owned by the college. 262 more words

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Judie's Review: Popular Demand

Derided by my mother as a “tourist trap”, Judie’s is always packed. This ability to continually put butts in seats was slightly mystifying for me. Amherst is a pretty small town with a slew of good restaurants, so what specific niche could Judie’s occupy that makes it so special? 1,184 more words

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La Veracruzana Review: Hot Tamale

I must admit, I was not intending to eat at La Veracruzana tonight, but instead at Mom’s, the place with the dumplings. In a classic case of life imitating art–in this case, the art being my blog–Mom’s fell victim to Crazy Noodles. 1,315 more words

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Pasta e Basta Review: The House That Pasta Built

Pasta e Basta–literally “pasta, and no more”–isn’t quite faithful to its name, seeing as the menu extends beyond pasta into soup, salad, antipasto, pizza, sub, and “ 1,239 more words

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Barrios-Beltran's Lawsuit and the Cost of Reputation

A dangerous pattern of prioritizing response to media scrutiny over responding directly to our community members has developed. Amherst is both a small and intimate community, but a very exposed one as well, which often leaves us far too focused on how we are perceived from the outside. 1,303 more words

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