College Republicans Bring Scott Brown to Campus

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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

By Daniel Diner '14

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.

Student publishes new novel

Submitted on Wednesday, 10/3/2012, at 10:44 AM

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Lindsay Stern ’13 was visiting Amherst during her junior year of high school when she stopped in Northampton with her parents and noticed an awning for “The Rug Doctor.”

“The next morning,” she says, “I wrote a few paragraphs on a rug doctor who loses his shadow.”

That rug doctor is now the main character in Stern’s debut novella, Town of Shadows, published by Scrambler Books last month.

Remembering David Foster Wallace ’85

Submitted on Thursday, 9/13/2012, at 4:56 PM

By Emily Gold Boutilier

David Foster Wallace ’85, the author of Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System, died four years ago, on Sept. 12, 2008. This past Wednesday, 20 people gathered at the War Memorial to commemorate Wallace’s life and work and to mark the somber anniversary of his suicide.

Free Speech: Feingold Talks Campaign Finance at Amherst Colloquium

Submitted on Thursday, 5/3/2012, at 2:46 PM

May 3, 2012

by Adam Gerchick ’13

“Speech doesn’t corrupt. Money corrupts. Money isn’t speech.” So argued former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold during his keynote address at an Amherst political science conference on April 20.

Hair Braiding in Ancient Greece

Submitted on Monday, 4/23/2012, at 12:34 PM

By Emily Gold Boutilier

In searching for the next retro trend, Hollywood stylists would be wise to stay away from the beehive and the perm and look a bit further back—to the 5th century B.C.

The Lord Jeffery Inn Reopens, Along with Amherst’s “Living Room”

Submitted on Friday, 2/3/2012, at 10:52 AM


By Peter Rooney

Opening day was fast approaching and General Manager Robert Reeves was a whirling dervish of energy as he led an impromptu tour through the Lord Jeffery Inn, just days before its official opening on Thursday, Jan. 5 and more than three years after it closed for extensive renovations. On today’s to-do list for Reeves and his crew: unload boxes, hang paintings, clean construction dust, arrange restaurant furniture, begin staff training and compile invitation lists for various opening events.

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