Boston Globe: The more we imprison, the less we vote

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Conor Clarke ’08 and non-Amherst classmate Greg Yothers, an inmate at the Hampshire County Correctional Facility participating in the college’s Inside-Out program, argued against the disenfranchisement of incarcerated felons in Massachusetts in this op-ed

The Republican: Runner's cookbook one hot item

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The new cookbook of Alison Wade, the assistant men's and women's cross country and track & field coach at Amherst, was the focus of this feature.

The Republican: Science funding goes to Western Mass. colleges

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
A $1.3 million grant the college received from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute was mentioned in this article in the Springfield, Mass.-area newspaper.
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New York Times: The (Yes) Low Cost of Higher Ed

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college and President Anthony W. Marx were referenced several times in this essay about top universities becoming "significantly more affordable for the majority of students."

Education Week: Black-White Gap Widens Faster for High Achievers

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Economics professor Steven G. Rivkin discussed his research on achievement rates of school children in an April 16 Education Week story.

Bloomberg News: Record Wait List Led by Amherst, Yale, MIT Brings High Anxiety

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Tom Parker, Amherst's dean of admission and financial aid, commented in an April 16 Bloomberg News story about college wait lists this spring.

The Boston Globe: In search of talented foreign students, Amherst College takes rare step

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college's decision to extend its need-blind admission policy to international students made headlines in the Globe and was also picked up by Inside Higher Ed.

The Boston Globe: In a rush? Learn to ease 'hurry sickness'

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst career counselor and work-life balance consulant Debra Krumholz was quoted in this April 6 piece about the fast-paced lives of today's students.

The Telegraph: The 101 most useful websites

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Askphilosophers.org, the creation of Amherst Philosophy Professor Alex George, was picked by the UK's Telegraph newspaper for its 101 most useful websites list.

CBS News: How to Play Quidditch

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
CBS News’ national morning program, The Early Show, invaded the college quad the morning of March 28 to broadcast live throughout the first-ever Amherst-Middlebury “Quidditch” match. The game, an earthbound version of the sport involving wizards and flying brooms made famous by the author J.K. Rowling in her popular Harry Potter novels, was also covered by the The Boston Globe, The Republican, Daily Hampshire Gazette(registration required) and CBS 3 Springfield, among others.

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