Category: Alumni and Homecoming Events
Category: Commencement Speeches
Senior Reilly A. Horan ’13 spoke about the important task of finding happiness in the “day-to-day grind of our existences” after graduating, urging her classmates to stop worrying about how they are being evaluated by others and to find a community. Watch video.
On Commencement Weekend 2013, seven honorary degree recipients spoke at Amherst College. Hear audio of their talks and watch a musical performance by Freddie Bryant Hollister ’87.
Hear the Senior Assembly speeches by Adam Gerchick ’13, Jeremy Simon ’13 and Adam Sitze, Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, as well as opening remarks by Dean of the Faculty Gregory Call.
Category: Student Interviews and Activities
This play delves into the tribulations of millions of people in this country, including several on Amherst’s own campus. After the reading, hear a panel discussion led by Professor Ilan Stavans.
Category: Community Events
Professor Sanderson describes cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness, and provide participants with practical (and relatively easy!) ways to increase their own psychological well-being. Hear audio.
Category: Colloquia and Public Speakers
The Amherst Political Union (APU) welcomes former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau back to Amherst College. Morgenthau helped to found the APU almost 75 years ago. Now, after a career as one of the most iconic figures in law enforcement history, Morgenthau returns to Amherst for a conversation with Professor Lawrence Douglas.