Boston Globe: At colleges, a new freshman rush

Amherst’s Allen Hart was quoted in this article about orientations for first-year students.

Latin Business Chronicle: Chavez' Decrees: What Now?

Javier Corrales, associate professor of political science, shared his views on how 26 new decrees issued by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will impact the country in a piece in Latin Business Chronicle.

Deep Down, We Can't Even Fool Ourselves

Piercarlo Valdesolo, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, discussed his studies of moral hypocrisy and self-leniency in this story in The New York Times.

Should Students Major in Turfgrass Science?

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx discussed the value of a well-rounded liberal arts education in this U.S. News & World Report article.

Many more ask colleges for aid

"We have made it a priority to reach out to students who are bright but don't have the resources," said Joe Paul Case, Amherst's director of financial aid, in this Boston Globe article about the impact of the credit crunch on today's undergraduates.

Too Few Low-Income College Students?

This Christian Science Monitor story, which featured Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker and Admission Fellow Ashley Armato ’08, explored the college’s efforts to recruit and retain students from low-income backgrounds.

Khrushchev kin allege family honor slurred

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, commented on allegations that the son of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was a traitor in this widely circulated Associated Press piece.

Finding a Welcome Home for Used Books

This Christian Science Monitor article spotlighted Amherst’s support of Reader to Reader, an organization based in the CadiganCenter that distributes books to needy schools across the U.S.

With No Frills or Tuition, a College Draws Notice

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx gave his thoughts on the purpose of college endowments and on BereaCollege’s no-tuition model in this New York Times story.

Professor takes Latino stigmas to D.C. in new graphic novel

Ilan Stavans and his latest publication were featured in this lengthy piece.

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