New York Times: A Question of Blame When Societies Fail

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology, commented on the anthropological theories of colleague at the University of California, Los Angeles, in a Dec. 25 story in The New York Times. The piece also mentioned Gewertz's work in Papua New Guinea.

The New York Sun: Neighborhood Watch

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
"Isacc Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side: Photographs by Bruce Davidson," an exhibition organized by Amherst's Mead Art Museum that went on display at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan, received a long and favorable review in the Dec. 20 issue of the New York Sun.

Los Angeles Times: N.J. on the verge of repealing death penalty

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, discussed his opinion on capital punishment in a Dec. 14 article in the Los Angeles Times.

Wall Street Journal: Some Colleges Cut, Eliminate Student Debt

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx discussed the college's decision to replace all loans with scholarships in a Nov. 29 Wall Street Journal story. Also featured in the piece was Jessica Mestre '10, who told the newspaper that the new policy enabled to look at her future a little differently: "I don't know my major or my career plans yet, but this relieves the pressure."

USA Today: Chavez's power play has echoes of Castro

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
USA Today consulted Javier Corrales, associate professor of political science, for a Nov. 29 article on Venezualan President Hugo Chavez.

Washington Times: The prolific author's private journals

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, discussed Joyce Carol Oates' journals in a Sept. 30 story he penned for The Washington Times.

Times Literary Supplement: A Higher Romance

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The August 3 Times Literary Supplement reviewed "The Same Solitude: Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva" by Professor of Russian Catherine Ciepiela '83. Reviewer Rachel Polonsky says "Ciepiela, with admirable tact and erudition, maps the movement between emotional experience registered in the letters [between Pasternak and Tsvetaeva], and the metrical, rhythmic, metaphorical and myth-laden structures of verse."

Boston Globe: Open Campus

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The Sunday, Sept. 16, Boston Globe Magazine featured a "First Person" profile of Amherst College president Anthony W. Marx. The story focused on Amherst's efforts to make it easier for the most talented students from all backgrounds to attend.

Boston Globe: Photographer Abelardo Morell Will Be Featured in Mead Art Museum Exhibition

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The Sunday, Sept. 2, Boston Globe profiled photographer Abelardo Morrell, whose work is featured in a solo exhibition this fall at the Mead Art Museum.

Boston Globe: In Film About Abelardo Morell, Artist's "Genius Comes to Light"

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The Sept. 13 issue of the Boston Globe praised "Shadow of the House," a film about photographer Abelardo Morell, whose work is featured in an exhibition at the Mead Art Museum through January. The film will screen at Amherst College on Thursday, Oct. 11; filmmaker Allie Humenuk and Morell himself will participate in a discussion after the screening.

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