Rachel Maddow Comes to Campus
Submitted on Wednesday, 4/3/2013, at 2:32 PM
By Emily Gold Boutilier
Rachel Maddow, the MSNBC host, is not only a cable news celebrity but also a local kid who made good. She got her start at two radio stations in Western Massachusetts—WRNX in Holyoke and WRSI in Northampton. Now she splits her time between the Pioneer Valley and New York City, where she hosts The Rachel Maddow Show.
Let’s Hear It for Soundfest
Submitted on Wednesday, 4/3/2013, at 12:25 PM
From Theory to Policy: A Look at at the Fed Challenge
By Daniel Diner '14
It’s not often that a professor devotes an entire course to a single, hands-on project. It’s even less often that a class revolves around an intercollegiate competition. But last semester, eight students and an economics professor came together in this unusual way.
Mr. Gad's Performs for Inaugural Community Hour
Submitted on Wednesday, 3/6/2013, at 2:14 PM
By Daniel Diner '14
Community. It’s the sense of togetherness that defines us as a college. It’s the connection between students and alumni several generations and thousands of miles away. It’s the understanding that all which is achieved here, no matter how unique and innovative, is done in one place, under a common roof. It’s the one thing about Amherst that we can all get behind, communally.
College Republicans Bring Scott Brown to Campus
February 18, 2013
By Daniel Diner ’14
Weekend Amherst snowstorms usually draw thoughts of fires and lazy afternoons, not formal attire and certainly not anything that involves students leaving their dorms. But contrary to these conventions, Johnson Chapel found itself teeming with a smartly dressed and enthusiastic crowd on Sunday, Feb. 10. The crowd was composed largely of Amherst students who braved the aftereffects of the February snowstorm to witness, among other events, a speech of former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
Rose Olver Becomes First Woman to Have Portrait in JChap
Submitted on Tuesday, 2/5/2013, at 11:18 AM
Article by Emily Gold Boutilier; photos by Rob Mattson
Rose Olver came to Amherst in 1962 as the first woman to hold a tenure-track position on the faculty. More than 50 years later, she is the first woman to have her portrait hang in Johnson Chapel.
Long-time Dean of Financial Aid Honored
Submitted on Monday, 12/10/2012, at 11:52 AM
Since its founding, Amherst has championed the idea of providing access to the college for talented students from all backgrounds. Today, Amherst’s financial aid program is regularly cited as one of the nation’s best, thanks in large part to the vision and commitment of Joe Paul Case, the college’s long-time Dean of Financial Aid.
Amherst Splash Program Acquaints Students with Teaching
Submitted on Wednesday, 12/5/2012, at 3:06 PM
Meet Me After Class
Submitted on Monday, 12/3/2012, at 3:35 AM
By Adam Gerchick '13
You and a handful of your classmates are dining privately off campus with a distinguished Amherst professor. What do you discuss?
Finding your way around campus. “When I was first here, I would ask older faculty, ‘I’m going to this dorm; where is it?’” Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson tells her dining companions, commiserating with their occasional struggles to navigate campus. “They would say, ‘Oh, that’s the Sigma Chi house!’ or ‘the SAE house!’”—fraternity chapters that no longer existed.