Dallas Morning News: Plano teen helps organize African conference

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Dream for Democracy—an organization created by four Amherst first-years aimed at fostering conversation about government and democracy in South Africa—was featured in a lengthy piece in the The Dallas Morning News March 23.

New York Times: A Cure for the College-Bound Blues

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker was quoted in a Times article about growing numbers of high school seniors taking a year off before starting college.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Playwright Congdon has so much to say she almost forgets to promote the play

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst's playwright-in-residence Constance Congdon was interviewed for this light-hearted article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In the story, she discusses everything from her new play to politics to her granddaughter.

Boston Globe: Colleges guard soaring endowments

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst President Tony W. Marx was consulted for this article on the growing pressure for colleges and universities to spend out of their endowments more. "We need aid policies that ensure access, but that's not the end of the story," he told the newspaper.

San Diego Union-Tribune: San Clemente beach sale nets bonus for college

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The sale of a piece of California property given to Amherst by Roger Holden '19 made national headlines, starting with this Bloomberg News wire story that ran in various papers across the country including the Union-Tribune.

New York Times Paper Cuts Blog: Stray Questions for: Ilan Stavans

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Dwight Garner, a reporter with the New York Times Book Review, posted a Q&A with Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish) and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, on the Times Paper Cuts Blog. Stavans discussed some upcoming projects, surfing the Web and shelving books, among other things.

CBC Radio One: How to think about science

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Arthur Zajonc, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Physics and chair of the physics department at Amherst, was featured in an extensive interview on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Ideas" program.

New York Times: Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college was mentioned in this Times trend story about schools seeing huge surges in application numbers this year. Amherst's increase? A whopping 17 percent.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sewickly student opts to go fishing in Scandinavia

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Hilary Palevsky '07 and her experiences cod-fishing in Scandinavia were the subject of this lengthy feature in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Sewickly, Pa., native is spending the year traveling the North Atlantic studying the cod-fishing industry thanks to a prestigious $25,000 Watson Fellowship she received last spring.

Valley Advocate: Live Aid

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Tom Parker, dean of admission and financial aid, discussed Amherst's decision to replace student loans with grants and scholarships in a lengthy lead story in the Jan. 10-16 edition of the The Valley Advocate. "Amherst College's bold new plan offers graduates the better of two futures," reads a line on the cover of the issue.

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