Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 22

May 16, 2011               

AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2011 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 190th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22.

Amherst College’s Class of 2011 and Commencement, By the Numbers

May 18, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — On Sunday, May 22, Amherst College will celebrate its 190th Commencement, at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle.

“The More Thoughtful We Are, the Better Our World Will Be,” Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Tells Class of 2011

May 23, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — In his annual address at Amherst College’s 190th Commencement Exercises this morning, President Anthony W. Marx reminded the school’s graduates of the investment of “hope and effort” that their alma mater has made in them, and charged the new alumni to apply their intellectual skills to moral problems and pursue their passions in ways that contribute to the greater good.

Amherst College to Award Honorary Bachelor’s Degrees to Four Former Students Who Served in World War II

May 17, 2011

By Katherine Duke ’05

Richard Hunter ’44, J. Bruce Duncan ’45, Frank R.L. Egloff ’46 and C. Burns Roehrig ’45 would have graduated from Amherst College more than 65 years ago, had not World War II intervened.

Student Entrepreneurs Make Their Pitch

May 10, 2011

By Adam Gerchick ’13

A reusable popcorn bag. A leadership program. A smart-phone calculator application. Sweet potatoes on the go. These were four of the 15 student entries in the inaugural Amherst Innovation Pitch competition on April 29 in Stirn Auditorium.

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, Chef and Restaurateur Alice Waters and France Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Among Eight to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 22

May 3, 2011

** Editor’s Note: Christine Lagarde, who had been invited as an Honored Guest for Commencement Weekend, regrettably had to cancel her visit to the College. All other Commencement events will take place as scheduled. **

AMHERST, Mass.—John Abele ’59, founder of the Boston Scientific Corporation; Adam Falk, president of Williams College; Andrew Kendall ’83, president of the nonprofit Trustees of Reservations; Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry for France; Gail Kern Paster, outgoing director of the Folger Shakespeare Library; Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank; Alice Waters, chef and restaurateur; and Kimmie Weeks ’05, founder and director of Youth Action International, will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 190th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. on the school’s campus.

Amherst College Junior Nathan H. Nash Elected Truman Scholar

May 9, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—Nathan H. Nash, a junior political science and biology major at Amherst College, is one of just 60 students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities selected to be Truman Scholars this year.

Arthur Koenig ’66 to Receive Medal for Eminent Service at Amherst College’s Commencement May 22

May 3, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — Arthur Koenig, a graduate of Amherst’s Class of 1966, will receive the school’s Medal for Eminent Service during its commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22.

A Second Life for the Amherst Political Union

May 2, 2011

by Adam Gerchick ’13

Nearly 300 students and members of the faculty filled the pews of Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, April 12, for a debate on the constitutionality of the Obama health-care law’s requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance or face a stiff fine.

World-Renowned Investor and Philanthropist George Soros Speaks at Amherst College

AMHERST, Mass.—World-renowned investor, writer and philanthropist George Soros discussed “My Philanthropy” in a lecture titled “A Conversation with George Soros” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel. Watch video below or download an MP3 of the talk.

 

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