Amherst Magazine

Amherst Magazine

Winter 2015

Winter 2015 cover: Alicia Glen ’88
Alicia Glen ’88

Keys to the City
By Rand Richards ​Cooper ’80
As a deputy mayor of New York City, Alicia Glen ’88 is working to make housing more affordable for the 99 percent. 

Watercolor illustration in 4 panels; man diving into blue pool

By Emily Gold Boutilier
In one art history seminar, each student spends four months on a single work of art.

Collage: old postcard, stamp with Hitler's portrait, drawing of buildings, tanks, boy running with hoop and stickLast Man Standing
George Bria ’38 on his life as a World War II correspondent in Italy, and as a 99-year-old today.


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Meet the new president of the Association of Amherst Students, Oluwatomi Williams '16, who wants to create a closer relationship between student government and the student body.

The new Office of Sustainability has its first director, Laura Drucker, who wants to "integrate sustainability into the daily life of the campus." She previously worked at the World Resources Institute and the EPA.

How does pointing affect children's learning and interactions? Assistant Professor of Psychology Carrie Palmquist explains. 

Well Mixed, the new Amherst guest blog, features many alumni. 

Photo sets: Peek inside the Beneski Museum of Natural History, see what students did on campus during interterm and browse photos from men's and women's basketball, hockey and squash games. 

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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