Amherst Magazine

College Row

  • When parents visit
    There are traditions that come with a Gerchick Family Weekend: the Food-Quality Survey, the Academic Inquest and the Love-Life Review.
  • Tons of reading
    In one first-year seminar, students study literature by the pound.
  • Accent on the news
    Spanish composition students experiment with a new way to practice their writing.
  • Scenes from a blackout
    During an Oct. 29, 2011, snowstorm, students in Halloween costumes stumbled around a darkened campus. In the days that followed, Valentine—which opened to the public for free—became a hub for the hungry and the power-hungry.