21 episodes

Stay informed on the go with weekly episodes recapping Amherst's latest news, brought to you by The Amherst Student.

The Student Sums it Up Sam Spratford

    • News
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Stay informed on the go with weekly episodes recapping Amherst's latest news, brought to you by The Amherst Student.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    In 1821, Amherst College was founded with the mission to educate “indigent [poor] young men of piety and talents for the Christian ministry.” In the past 200 years, how has this mission been delivered, and how has it evolved? Managing news editors Caelen McQuilkin and Sonia Chajet-Wides pose us this question, and, in a two-part investigative series entitled “Accessing Amherst,” they deliver us an answer. It's a worthy achievement that Amherst is the second-most-diverse LAC in the nation, according to Niche. But the fact that, as of 2017, 60% of the student body comes from the wealthiest 20%, and 21% comes from the wealthiest 1% throws into question Amherst’s claim to diversity. What work has been done to diversify Amherst, and how have these efforts fallen short? Today, Caelen and Sonia will bring us the story.

    https://amherststudent.com/article/accessing-amherst-tracing-historical-admissions-changes/

    • 30 min
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    This week, we talk about the most recent development in a 50-year movement to establish an Asian Pacific American Studies department on campus, and what a recent wage increase reveals about labor dynamics at the college. 

    Produced by Sam Spratford '24. Audio Engineering by Sebastian Son '22.

    Wage Raise Breakdown: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/human_resources/ohr-announcements/compensation-increases-faq

    • 23 min
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    On today's special edition of "The Student Sums it Up," Sam recaps an exit interview with President Biddy Martin. 

    Audio Engineering by Sebastian Son '22.

    More information about the new student center can be found here: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/student-center

    • 19 min
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    This week, we discuss students' Ramadan experiences, an Indigenous art exhibition at the Mead, and interviews with the newly-elected AAS Executive Board.

    Produced by Sam Spratford '24 

    Audio Engineering by Sebastian Son '22

    • 19 min
    Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Maggie and Sam talk about a new (and controversial) AAS bylaw and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). We also hear from Arts & Living about the new film, Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

    • 22 min
    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Today, we discuss the scaling-back of testing and masking policies on campus, a new affordable housing project in the Town of Amherst, and an alumnus working in the energy consulting industry. 



    Produced by Sam Spratford '24 and Maggie McNamara '23; edited by Sebastian Son '22.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Top Podcasts In News

Serial
Serial Productions & The New York Times
The Daily
The New York Times
Up First
NPR
The Tucker Carlson Podcast
Tucker Carlson Network
The Ben Shapiro Show
The Daily Wire
Pod Save America
Crooked Media