Category: Letters

On Communicating with the Board of Trustees

To the College community: At the meeting held on Jan. 21 in Baxter Hall to prepare for the open forum with the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Student Experience, it…

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Letter to the Editor: The problem with censorship

To the Editor: President Falk has committed a serious error by censoring a painting in the Log and convening a tribunal to judge the moral value of art objects on…

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Letter to the Editor: Acknowledging the architect

To the Editor: The reopening of the lovingly restored Log is a happy event for the College and the town. Your account of its history noted that Kenneth Reynolds, Class…

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Letter to the Editor: On promoting conversation

To the Editor: Recent events on campus have generated a large amount of passionate, principled and productive discussion about freedom of inquiry and its status at the College. This discussion…

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Letter to the Editor: On the importance of acknowledging injuries

To the Editor: I have read the sports pages of the Record for years, but can never recall mention of any type of injury associated with sports practice or play.…

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Letter to the Editor: Preserving the past

To the Editor: During a recent visit to campus, I was walking around marveling at all the construction. It’s exciting to see how the College continues to expand while keeping…

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Letter to the Editor: Engaging with diversity

To the Editor: In light of recent national critiques suggesting a lack of intellectual diversity at the College, it is worth noting that the College does offer courses that promote…

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Letter to the Editor: Moose College?

To the Editor: I read in The New York Times on Sunday that Amherst is considering changing its mascot from the Lord Jeffs to a moose. This is reportedly because…

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Letter to the Editor: On censorship

To the Editor: Olivia Goodheart [’18] and Marissa Levin Shapiro [’18] write, “Students already encounter anti-feminism every day at the College, and no matter your opinion on free speech, uncomfortable…

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Letter to the Editor: In pursuit of intellectual diversity

To the Editor: The controversy involving Suzanne Venker brought to mind a relatively old (1991) quote from a well-known liberal attorney, author and professor named Alan Dershowicz, who was so…

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