Mandel outlines College’s commitment to racial justice, faces renewed criticism

After more than two weeks of pressure from students, alums and other members of the College community, President Maud S. Mandel released on Friday an outline of actionable steps the College will take to fight racial and social injustice. The initiatives are divided into four categories—people, philanthropy, partnerships and programming—and Mandel said each will continue to develop in the coming weeks and months.
In response to calls from community members to put the College’s financial resources to use to support Black communities amid nationwide protests against police brutality, as Amherst and Bowdoin have done, Mandel committed in her email to investing “at least $500,000 over the next five years to specifically support racial justice organizations and efforts nationally and in our region” under the umbrella of “philanthropy.”

Word on the Quad:What’s the most cursed place on campus?

“Probably Maud’s basement.”-ABDULLAH NASIR ’20 

“The new water machine in Whitmans’.”-JACK ELLERT-BECK ’21

“The Div. III requirements.”-HANNAH MOORE ’22

“Besides the members of the lacrosse team, it’s the entire 4th floor of Sawyer.”-JULIA CLARDY ’23