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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Listen to Saul Grullon '15's Valley Voices story.

See more of Professor George Greenstein's photos

For his senior thesis in theater and dance, Bryce Monroe '15 wrote and starred in a one-man play inspired by Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.

Two students, David Beron Echavarria '15 and Richard Altieri '15, won Watson Fellowships to
explore two basic products of human life: laughter and garbage. They’ll spend 2015–16 learning
about, respectively, international waste management and world styles of standup comedy.

Listen to audio interviews with authors Alexander Lobrano ’77, Ron Lieber ’93, Professor Austin Sarat and other alumni and faculty members. These interviews are part of the Amherst Reads book club.

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

Photo sets: Explore the recent Sheila Pepe exhibition at the Eli Marsh Gallery. Plus: see sports photos and scenic views of campus. Check back in late May and early June for commencement and reunion photos.

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.

Amherst Reads is an online book club. Read exclusive interviews, book excerpts, online discussions and more.

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