Starting at the Top: Eric Lax '13 and Trext
Submitted on Tuesday, 2/18/2014, at 3:35 PM
by William Sweet
Like many members of the recently graduated Class of 2013, Eric Lax is starting the summer in a new job. Unlike many of his counterparts, he’s starting at the top.
Putting aside his original plans to find an entry-level job for two years and go on to an economics Ph.D. program or business school, Lax is starting the summer as chief executive officer of Trext, Inc., a software firm that he founded with three students from Hampshire College.
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
Local History, and an Unjust Execution, Take Center Stage in Professor’s New Opera
Submitted on Monday, 9/23/2013, at 10:31 AM
In Northampton, Mass., in 1806, two Irish immigrants, Dominic Daley and James Halligan, were hanged in front of 15,000 cheering spectators for a murder they did not commit. This September, Northampton’s Academy of Music staged world-premiere performances of The Garden of Martyrs, a new opera that dramatized this miscarriage of justice. The opera featured music by Amherst College’s Associate Professor Eric Sawyer and libretto by UMass Professor Harley Erdman.