Yankee magazine: Local Treasure: Strange Stones

The popular New England publication featured the college’s Beneski Museum of Natural History and its famous collection of dinosaur footprints in small item in its March/April 2011 issue.

NPR: Behind The Scenes: How Do You Get Into Amherst?

National Public Radio’s Tovia Smith featured Amherst’s admission team in a lengthy piece about the college search process.

Tekla Harms and Samuel Morse on Mass Appeal

The Springfield-area NBC News affiliate’s hour-long morning show tapped geology professor Tekla Harms and art and the history of art professor Samuel Morse to discuss the science of earthquakes and tsunamis and the art and culture of Japan, respectively, for a March 22 program focusing on Japan and the aftermath of its recent earthquake.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Libraries, Publishers, and a Plea for Shotgun Weddings

Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert discussed the state of academic publishing in a column that was published in the publication that covers the higher education field.

Women's Basketball Wins National Title

The women’s basketball squad’s historic victory over Washington University garnered much coverage, including pieces in the Republican, Daily Hampshire Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Pentagraph (Bloomington, Ill.).

WWLP-TV: Teaching Kids to Be More Resilient

Debra Edelman, psychologist in Amherst’s counseling center, spoke with the Springfield-area NBC News affiliate about preventing teen suicides in a lengthy interview.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: In Search of a 'Modern Sense of Place'

’00 alumna and editor Jennifer Acker spoke at length about the college’s new literary magazine, The Common, in this Q&A with the high-profile higher education publication.

WGGB-TV: Powerful Earthquake Hits Japan

Geology professor Tekla Harms explained the science of the devastating  earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 during a segment for the Springfield-area ABC News affiliate.

Richard Wilbur '42 Celebrates His 90th Birthday

The John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was honored at an event in Johnson Chapel. His career and/or the celebration were the focus of stories in the Republican and Wall Street Journal newspapers.

Inside Higher Ed: New Journal, Old School Values

The launch of The Common, as well as a companion publishing internship program and literary publishing course, drew the attention of Inside Higher Ed, which said the Amherst is taking “the road less traveled” in supporting it. The piece explored the current environment for literary journals and quoted Gregory Call, dean of the faculty, and The Common founder and editor Jennifer Acker ’00.

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