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Drama in the Bunker, and Romantic Comedy, Too

Tuesday, 2/10/2015, at 11:38 AM
In an underground storage facility that is about as far a cry as you can get from the excitement and glamour of live theater, a huge and largely undiscovered treasure trove of history of the American stage has been growing steadily over the past half-century.

'The Whole World Just Stopped to Listen': Amherst Senior Succeeds at Local Story Slam

Friday, 2/6/2015, at 1:16 PM
'The last thing on my mind was that my own mother would pour olive oil on me, and for me to scream, ‘Anny, Anny! I’m burning! I’m burning! Please help me!’'

Theater & Dance Spring Season Kicks Off with Original Musical by Pepper Dee ’15

Wednesday, 2/4/2015, at 10:44 AM
In February, March and April, four Amherst seniors-- Pepper Dee, Valerie Rodriguez, Daejione Jones and Bryce Monroe --are bringing four distinctively original productions to the stage as part of their final projects in theater and dance.

Amherst College’s Frost Library Wins Prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Friday, 1/30/2015, at 4:10 PM
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has named Amherst College’s Frost Library a winner of its 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Day of Dialogue on Race and Racism

Friday, 1/30/2015, at 4:09 PM
Discussions about race and racism can be painful, acrimonious or, perhaps worse, avoided all together. However, sensing the need to bring the national discussion here, Amherst College recently stopped everything to thoughtfully consider how this issue plays out on campus.

Studying Amherst's Houses with Blair Kamin

Monday, 1/26/2015, at 9:33 AM
When Blair Kamin ’79, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, recently returned to Amherst College to teach an interterm class, the subject was, naturally enough, architecture. The lessons, however, were in journalism.

While You Were Out: Interterm 2015 in Photos

Thursday, 1/22/2015, at 12:41 PM
Ever wonder what happens at Amherst during January?

Students Become Curators in Hands-On Art Course

Wednesday, 1/14/2015, at 11:00 AM
The Fall 2014 course 'Contemporary Art and Curatorial Practice,' offered by Amherst’s Department of Art and the History of Art and open to students from all Five Colleges, provided hands-on curatorial experience using the collection and facilities at the college’s Mead Art Museum.

Astronomy Professor Detects Record-Breaking Black Hole Outburst

Wednesday, 1/7/2015, at 10:15 AM
Last September, after years of watching, a team of scientists led by Amherst College astronomy professor Daryl Haggard observed and recorded the largest-ever flare in X-rays from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Professor’s New Book Examines Leadership of Amherst’s 14th President

Monday, 12/22/2014, at 10:03 AM
When then-Professor of American Studies John William Ward was named president of Amherst College in 1971, he inherited an institution alight with many of the controversies that the country was experiencing...