May 3, 2018

Six to Receive Honorary Degrees

Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, national security expert Sherri Goodman ’81 and art historian Kellie Jones ’81 are among those who will receive honorary doctorates at Amherst’s commencement on May 20.

Senior Assembly Features Speeches, Awards

The first pomp-filled event in the lead-up to commencement allows faculty to honor graduating seniors, celebrating their accomplishments and bright futures. This year it featured talks by Mohamed Ramy ’18, Nathaniel Werner ’19E and Geoffrey Sanborn, the Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching Professor of English, as well as the awarding of honorary class memberships.

First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors Honored for Outstanding Work

At the annual College Meeting, students received prizes in more than a dozen areas of study, as well as for scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of alumni and faculty whose legacies continue to shape the College today.

“Rooted” Event Celebrates Graduation

On the last day of classes, the Multicultural Resource Center held its inaugural celebration for graduating students of color. Titled “Rooted,” it featured a poem by Sydney Tate ’18, as well as commemorative pins for the 19 seniors who participated.

At Beneski, Student Explores Mass Extinctions

A Special Topics course culminated in an exhibition about the five mass extinctions of the past—and what humans can do to mitigate the sixth.

Alumni - Please Cast Your Vote in the 2017 Alumni Trustee Election

This year's candidates are Mary Elizabeth Cisneros ’89, John J. Kim ’89 and Sabah-E-Noor Servaes, M.D. ’90. Cast your vote online by noon on May 14.

Nine Seniors, Five Alumni Named Fulbright Scholars

These young people will conduct independent research, teach English or pursue master’s degrees abroad in the coming year. Meet the Fulbrights.

Professor Rethinks King Philip’s War

In a talk at Greenfield Community College, Lisa Brooks shared details of her new history book, which features little-known Native American sources.

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