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Now One Year Old, Statistics Program Perfects the Formula

In the year since the Amherst faculty approved statistics as a new official major—making it the 38th major in the College’s nearly 200-year history—the renamed Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been busy.

Saving The Earth, Making It Laugh: The 2015 Watson Fellows

Two Amherst College seniors have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships to explore how other cultures deal with two basic products of human life: laughter and garbage.
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Student Athletes, Special Olympians Team Up for Campus Event

Amherst College students worked with Special Olympics athletes, coaches, parents and other volunteers during a winter competition in the College's Alumni Gymnasium on March 1.

Board Releases Statement on Sustainability and Investment

In a statement released on Feb. 24, the Board expressed its interest in a carbon-neutral College footprint, funding green-energy projects and capital projects that reduce energy use, investing with endowment-fund managers who apply environmental considerations in investment decisions, and establishing the College as a model for sustainable practices, plus other related actions.

Caribbean Lit Course Spawns Collaborations, Partnerships

English and Black Studies Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander’s “Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration Money and the Birth of Modern Caribbean Literature” was taught in conjunction with the Universities of Florida and Miami, and drew on a comprehensive digital archive of Panama and the Panama Canal.

Homeless to Graduating from Amherst: Thesis Play Explores One Character’s Destiny

Daejione Jones ’15 wrote and directed a one-act play set at Amherst that centers on a student named Destiny, who, when not on campus, experiences chronic homelessness and must live on the street.
 

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