Reddit Co-Founder Talks with Students about Internet Entrepreneurship
Submitted on Wednesday, 12/18/2013, at 10:09 AM
By Daniel Diner ’14
Reddit co-found Alex Ohanian talks with students
Optimistic, energetic, inquisitive—Alexis Ohanian is everything you would expect a young Internet entrepreneur to be. He shared his optimism, energy and intellectual curiosity with an excited group of students and fans recently when he spoke in Johnson Chapel. Ohanian discussed his experience with founding the social news and entertainment website Reddit and other Web startups; the direction of Internet entrepreneurship; and his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed.
College Republicans Bring Newt Gingrich to Campus
Submitted on Wednesday, 12/18/2013, at 10:08 AM
By Emily Gold Boutilier
A year and a half ago the Amherst College Republicans didn’t even exist. Then one student made it his business to renew the organization.
The results were impressive: Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown spoke at an event to mark the student group’s revival. Membership grew to about 40.
Now the organization is about to host its biggest name yet.
Two Exhibitions Mark President Kennedy's Visit to Amherst 50 Years Ago
Submitted on Friday, 12/6/2013, at 11:29 AM
By Peter Rooney
The photos are atmospheric, historic and dramatic, some in color, some in black and white, capturing the historic day on Oct. 26, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy visited Amherst College to receive an honorary degree and preside over the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library.
Rekindled Office Hours Connect Students with President Martin
Submitted on Friday, 12/6/2013, at 11:27 AM
By Daniel Diner '14
An athlete wanted help meeting new people. A sophomore wished that faculty and administrators at Amherst would “stop telling us that we’re special” and instead put the emphasis on working hard. A once-struggling student wanted to describe the support she’d found in a religious community on campus.
New Pathways mentoring program helps level the networking playing field
Submitted on Friday, 12/6/2013, at 11:25 AM
By Peter Rooney
Pathways, a new online mentoring platform aimed at increasing engagement between Amherst College’s increasingly diversified student body and its well-connected and accomplished alumni base, is off to a roaring start.
Celebrating a Campaign for Core Amherst Values
Submitted on Friday, 12/6/2013, at 11:24 AM
First TEDx Showcases Amherst’s Thought Leaders
Submitted on Monday, 11/18/2013, at 12:48 PM
By Brianda Reyes '14
On Sunday, Nov. 10, Amherst College hosted its inaugural TEDx event, featuring speakers who were all affiliated with the college. Four alumni, two professors, one staff member and one student presented their talks to an audience of 350 people in Kirby Theater. (View TEDx Amherst photos here.)
Student Requests Drive Recent IT Projects
Submitted on Tuesday, 11/12/2013, at 8:54 AM
By Daniel Diner ’14
Let's say you're a student, and the dirty clothes are piling up in your hamper. But every time you go to do laundry, the machines are in use. The Information Technology office at Amherst has found a way to help. In response to student requests, the IT staff has developed and implemented Web Laundry, a system that fasttracks the laundry process by displaying a schematic that shows every machine on campus and which of them are available. What's more, it notifies students when their laundry is ready.
The Mead's Mummy Mystery
Submitted on Wednesday, 10/30/2013, at 10:13 AM
by William Sweet
The Mead’s mummy is missing.
Truth be told, the 2,600-year-old mummy case has likely been empty for the entire half-century that it’s been with the Mead Art Museum. But records show that it once contained a preserved human body. This leaves museum staff with a mystery worth unraveling even as they prepare an ancient artifact for exhibit.
As with any good mystery, the more one learns about the Mead’s mummy case, the more questions arise.
Succeeding at Amherst—Advice for First-Years
September 27, 2013
Daniel Diner '14 walked around campus recently and asked a simple question of students and staff: "What advice do you have for the freshman class?" The answers may surprise you. Click here for more information about Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College