Amherst Magazine

Amherst Magazine

Winter 2014

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Brian Shactman ’94 on set

Shack’s Big Test
By Billy Townsend ’94
When Brian Shactman ’94 became an MSNBC host, he knew he had to boost ratings, beat CNN and get home in time to take the kids to soccer. Would that be enough?

Gertrude Bonnin

Infinite Sea
By Peter Rooney
Frost Library has acquired an unprecedented collection of Native American literature and history. “The research possibilities are endless,” says one English and American studies professor, who is already building a course around the material.

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Amherst received a $223,200 Clare Boothe Luce grant to support summer science research for female students.

Speaking at the invitation of the college’s Entrepreneurs’ Society, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian said computer programming is the century's most valuable skill.

Men's basketball coach David Hixon '75 had his 700th career win in December.

Listen to exclusive Amherst Reads interviews with many authors.

Browse photo galleries from Amherst sporting events

Has the magazine ever written about your favorite alum? Find out by browsing digitized indices to the Amherst Graduates’ Quarterly, Amherst Alumni News and Amherst magazine.

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