WFCR-FM: A philosophical question? There's an app for that

Philosophy professor Alexander George’s mobile app for AskPhilosophers.org was featured in this piece on the Amherst-area NPR affiliate.

Campus Vigil

The Springfield Republican newspaper and WWLP-TV ran stories about a campus vigil for students who have committed suicide after being harassed for their sexual orientation.

Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Announces His Resignation

Los Angeles Times: Venezuela awaits results of National Assembly elections

“The government is facing the highest degree of unpopularity since 2003,” said political science professor Javier Corrales about this fall’s Venezuelan elections in a lengthy piece. “But at the same time, it has acquired more mechanisms to protect its stranglehold on power. The government always finds a way to contain it, and this election is no exception.”

ESPN The Magazine: Belichick's brand of coaching is nothing new

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

ESPN The Magazine consulted Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, about his thoughts on what some consider the split personality of New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick. "The equivalent figure is Andrew Carnegie," Guttmann said in the piece. "He was a fairly ruthless entrepreneur in the steel industry. And there were bloody strikes at the Carnegie mills. He didn't lose a lot of sleep about that. At the same time, the guy was endowing libraries all over the country and setting up foundations. So he was on both sides of the fence."

WAMC-FM: Academic Minutes with Lawrence Douglas, Deborah Gewertz and Ilan Stavans

The Albany-area National Public Radio affiliate featured Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and chair of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought; Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology-Sociology and Ilan Stavans, Latin American and Latino Culture professor, in three segments about their research. Douglas spoke about the correlation between law and morality, Gewertz discussed the history of instant noodles and what they mean to different cultures and Stavans opined about a classic work of literature.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Initiative

The college’s  success with a program that promotes “sustainable, long-term increases in the number of high-achieving community college students from low-income families transferring to the nation’s selective four-year institutions” was noted in stories on the Inside Higher Ed and Chronicle of Higher Education websites. 

Physics.org: Yes, cold-atom condensates are interesting and useful

Writing about physics professor David Hall’s latest research in his blog The Dayside, writer Charles Day referred to it as an “experimental tours de force.”

CNN.com: Does romance end when summer does?

Psychology professor and relationship expert Catherine Sanderson commented on summer romances in this article for the news website. “People out of their regular environment find it easier to pursue romance or love [during vacation], especially late adolescents, because they don’t have classes or exams, as they would in their regular social world,” she explained. “They almost take on a different persona, and that can make it easier for some students to engage in summer romances.”

America's Quarterly: Labor's Stand for Immigration Reform

2010-11 Copeland Fellow Daniel Altschuler, also a member of Amherst’s Class of 2004, spoke with a prominent labor leader about immigration reform and posted it on his blog with the journal Americas Quarterly.

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