In addition, Amherst provides low-income students with funding for educational travel and study abroad, stipends for otherwise unpaid internships and career development mentoring.
– Amherst College in Massachusetts is the 2016 recipient of a $1 million prize awarded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to a selective college or university with an excellent record of admitting, supporting and graduating outstanding low-income students, Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. The Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence is the largest award in the nation given to an elite college for eliminating arbitrary barriers to admission and promoting the success of high-achieving students from low-income families.“Amherst has shown unwavering resolve to become a national leader in expanding access to college for low-income students by dramatically increasing its financial aid budget, implementing aggressive national recruitment strategies and creating an environment where these students will thrive,” Levy said.
“By awarding Amherst the Cooke Prize we want to call attention to the college’s success in lowering barriers to equal educational opportunity, and show other colleges and universities strategies they can pursue and steps they can take to follow Amherst’s example,” Levy said.
Rather, the accuser texted her friend "Ohmygod I jus did something so fuckig stupid" [sic throughout].
The accuser performed oral sex on a blacked out Doe (Johnson notes that even the Amherst hearing found Doe's account of being blacked out "credible"). The accuser then texted two people: First, a male student she had a crush on — whom she invited over after a heavily flirtatious exchange earlier in the evening. The accuser said during her hearing that she only texted one friend to help her handle the assault as she felt "very alone and confused." But her texts with her female friend give no indication of an assault.
Challenge The pressing need to replace their outdated geoscience facility offered Amherst an opportunity to initiate the redevelopment of an entire camps precinct, update their teaching and research spaces as well as showcase the formerly indistinct Museum of Natural History.
Solution Integrating the museum into the Geosciences Department created dynamic new synergies and opportunities to advance their futures in parallel.
This prize will help us in that work.”Amherst is a liberal arts college with 1,790 undergraduates.
It meets the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students without requiring loans.
Between the encounter with Doe and the accusation — nearly two years later — the accuser developed new friends.