WBUR-FM: Profiles Of Extraordinary Graduates: Ruben Sepulveda

The Boston-area NPR affiliate featured a lengthy story on Ruben Sepulveda ’13, a community college transfer student who is currently attending Amherst.

Dean of Faculty Named Acting President

Gregory S. Call’s appointment was covered by both the Springfield Republican and the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspapers.

Commencement 2011

The college’s 190th Commencement ceremonies were covered by both the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican.

Associated Press: Amherst College Honors World War II Veterans

In a piece that ran in several media outlets across the country, the AP featured Richard Hunter ’44, J. Bruce Duncan ’45, Frank R.L. Egloff ’46 and C. Burns Roehrig ’45 who finally received long-overdue diplomas at Amherst’s commencement May 22. “Of course we wanted to honor these men who gave so much to the nation,” President Anthony W. Marx told reporter Mark Pratt. “It’s a statement of pride and an acknowledgment of service.”

Springfield Republican: 4 Western Massachusetts students among 29 statewide to be issued 'Who Shine' awards by Board of Higher Education

Two Amherst transfer students, Jacob S. Powers and Ruben Sepulveda, were featured in a newspaper piece that highlighted the successes of the state’s community college system. Powers and Sepulveda were also honored in a ceremony at the Statehouse.

WFCR-FM: Justice Tested in the Prince Case

News of the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the resolution of the Phoebe Prince bullying case in May of 2011 placed a spotlight on widely differing aspects of the U.S. justice system. LJST professor Austin Sarat spoke with WFCR’s Susan Kaplan that in cases like the Prince suicide, in which a small community is galvanized around a terrible event, the justice system is put to it’s severest test.

Associated Press: Amherst College Urges Students To Ease Up On Technology Use

The AP wire ran a brief about Amherst Unplugged, an initiative encouraging students to turn off their technological devices for any part of April 8, that was picked up by newspapers and other media outlets across the country. The event was also mentioned in pieces that ran in the Boston Globe, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Hartford Courant and Holyoke Enterprise, to name a few.

Amherst Bulletin: Amherst College student qualifies for Olympic trials in swimming

The successes of Kendra Stern ’11 were the focus of this piece in the Amherst-area newspaper.

NPR: What We're Reading

The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry: An Anthology, the latest publication of professor Ilan Stavans, was one of the staff picks for the week of April 19 to 25.

Valley Advocate: Layers Beneath Dinosaurland

The Beneski Museum of Natural History and its collection of dinosaur tracks were mentioned in this piece about locations in the Connecticut Valley where visitors can see the footprints of our long-extinct forebearers. The organization was also featured in a Boston Globe article about the perks of living in college towns.

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