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tansytroll

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  • dendankin, I'm an Amherst student, and quite frankly, I'm appalled at your negativity. One of the things that I love about Amherst is its open and loving spirit, and I can't believe that you would dampen our message board by being so blatantly nega…
    in Chances Comment by tansytroll July 2006
  • You should explain what happened to your counselor so that he or she can explain your slump in their letter. Since Amherst doesn't interview, you can't explain it yourself. Therefore, this is the best opportunity.
    in Rank Comment by tansytroll July 2006
  • A good number of my friends at Amherst are Jewish. Every Friday Hillel does Shabbat (sp? sorry) with dinner afterwards. Amherst doesn't keep kosher all year, but during Passover you can sign up for special meals and there's so much matzoh (again wit…
  • Someone took these last summer. Hope they are what you're looking for. http://community.webshots.com/user/amherstpics
  • You'll have the opportunity to get a free shirt at the frosh event in the campus center the 1st or 2nd night of Orientation. I recommend you go (not only for the free shirt) because it's a great chance to meet your classmates and get out of your roo…
  • You will get a packet in June with a housing questionaire. You'll be able to order your choices such as single or double (there are VERY few singles.) As to roommates: you have a list of numbers from 1-5 to choose from about yourself such as neat/me…
    in Dorm Help Comment by tansytroll May 2006
  • People do get asked to babysit, petsit, and go out to dinner by professors. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it happens a lot. One girl in my German class last semester was an everyday babysitter for my prof.
    in Faculty Comment by tansytroll April 2006
  • I'd actually suggest Cingular. The school has a Cingular tower on campus, though I think next year we should have a Verizon tower.
  • I know several who observe and then several who just take advantage of the dates to skip school. You can even sign up for passover meals from Val and they provide matzoh(sp?). There's still some in Val.
  • I should add that very few classes have TA sessions.
  • All classes are taught by profs with TA sessions with advanced students or, as evitajr1 said, with foreign language exchange students brought for one year through a demanding program from a few European Universities. I think that the average class …
  • If you have time, take the short walk into town for Antonio's pizza and Bart's ice cream. I recommend the chocolate turtle ice cream- yum. Antonio's is really cheap - about $2.50 a slice and $0.75 for a small soda. If you like nature (or even jus…
  • I would like to take more classes because they're so interesting; however, there's really no time. There are so many out of class requirements that I really don't even have chances to attend the lectures that I want to. But math and science people s…
  • If you really want to go to Amherst you could defer your admission for a year and get a job. I believe you'd have to put down a deposit, but where there's a will there's a way. Or, you could try to transfer in later after a few years elsewhere. This…
  • I'd definitely agree with looking up famous alums: Calvin Coolidge, Prince Albert of Monaco, several CIA directors, actor Larry Miller (the dad in 10 Things I Hate About You, among other roles), Nobel prize winners including Stiglitz for economics, …
  • I would put South above Appleton. Because it was the first renovated building dorm on campus, it has the oldest and least up-to-date layout and furniture. For instance, James, Stearns, Williston, and South all have study areas and lounges on each fl…
  • I do think that UChi trumps up the amount/difficulty of work that they have. When I visited, my host complained about the "load" of work that she had, but then she only did work for about 1 hour. This may be a negative for you, but I do work quite a…
  • I just read another post of yours about how you want to be an Econ major. I understand why you'd be conflicted about choosing either one, especially if you want to be an Econ major. One thing I guess I could add is that (as if you haven't heard this…
  • What are you looking for in a school? UChi is a good fit for some people, but Amherst is a better fit for others. I love Amherst and am so glad that UChi's finaid people told me to come here because they were too stingy. I visited and knew that this…
  • According to T-Dawg, Tony Marx, there has been talk about why we don't have our own store in the past. The reasoning for Hastings is that 1) it's a local business 2) it gives students a reason to get off of campus for a bit. About laundry: you mu…