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Amherst Magazine

Summer 2015


Amherst Magazine: Summer 2015

Dr. Inger Damon ’84 in Public Health Service uniform
James Merrill ’47 posed between a scultpure of a Hermes and a life mask of Keats.

James Merrill at Amherst
By Langdon Hammer
He was one of the great poets of his generation, but first he was a member of the class of ’47 at Amherst.

Dr. Inger Damon ’84 in Public Health Service uniform

You Can’t  Close the borders
By Mary Loftus
Dr. Inger Damon ’84 led the CDC’s Ebola response and determined its smallpox strategy.


Seen and Unseen
Photographs and text by Mary Beth Meehan ’89
In photographing strangers, an alumna tries to understand something of the people who live in the city of Providence.


Nina Shallman ’18 at singing into microphone

College Row
Songs that tickle spines

Cast of "The Libertine" on stage

Amherst Creates
Bridge Repertory does big work in tiny spaces

Audio and Video

Watch the commencement-day addresses and see President Martin present the honorary degrees.

As part of his recent visit to Amherst, Defense Secretary Robert Gates sat for an interview and answered questions about a range of topics, including understanding adversaries and holding civil dialogues.

Nicholas Cowan and Daryl Haggard, assistant professors of astronomy at Amherst, together gave a reunion-weekend talk on the supermassive black hole and extrasolar planets in our gallactic neighborhood. 

For the Amherst Reads book club, Rand Richards Cooper '80 interviewed Professor Emeritus Kim Townsend, author of a 2014 biography on former Amherst President John William Ward. 

Each of this year's honorary degree recipients gave a talk on the Saturday of commencement weekend.

Senior Assembly featured the awarding of prizes and honorary class memberships, a speech by Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander and talks by Ricky Altieri '15 and Tony Russo '15. 

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