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NESCAC Students Respond to Trump’s Executive Orders

NESCAC schools have been reacting to President Trump’s executive actions following his inauguration on January 20. In particular, many campuses have been proclaiming their support for and intentions to protect refugee and immigrant students. After Trump’s election, The Bates Student took immediate action, publishing an article that requested a proclamation from the Bates administration declaring Bates’ protection of undocumented students. […]

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Use of endowments discussed at NESCAC schools

This week in NESCAC News, students congregate in support of just distributions of college funds. This week Divest Amherst, a student-organized advocacy group at Amherst College, led “Divest Week of Action.” According to The Amherst Student, the week was designed to cultivate campus awareness and support for the College’s divestment from fossil fuels. Of the College’s $2.2 billion endowment, the […]

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Amherst changes school mascot

Amherst changes school mascot

This week’s NESCAC news was dominated by Amherst College’s decision to abandon their longtime mascot, Lord Jeffery Amherst, the namesake of both the town and the college itself. Amherst College, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, has decided to do away with their current unofficial mascot, the “Lord Jeffs”, named for Lord Jeffery Amherst, a commander during the Seven-Year’s War. Recently, letters […]

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NESCACs respond to Mizzou

NESCACs respond to Mizzou

In response to the protests that took place last week at the University of Missouri, student activism has ignited at colleges and universities across the country. Many schools within the NESCAC have joined the call to action as well, standing in solidarity with Missouri in order to cast a spotlight on issues of race, social class, and sexual violence. According […]

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