Annual Fund has Record Year — This year, 11,326 donors made a gift to the Amherst Annual Fund--and set a new record for dollars raised, with $10.7 million.
A Summer of Purple — This season, Amherst hosts some 4,600 participants and staff in 45 different camps, classes and groups.
Pritchard on Thoreau — In The Boston Globe, Professor Emeritus William H. Pritchard '53 reviews a new Henry David Thoreau biography. Pritchard will teach "Great English Writers" at Amherst this fall.
The Oldest Trick in His Book — On This American Life, Teller '69 (of magician duo Penn & Teller) explains how he developed a routine that, in the words of the show, is among his "most beautiful and puzzling."
Meeting Unmet Needs — Sociologist Anthony Jack '07 was an Amherst undergraduate when he brought to the College's attention some hidden costs that burden low-income students. On Boston Public Radio, President Biddy Martin and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katie Fretwell '83 explain how Amherst now provides aid for bedding, winter coats, medical bills and other needs.
When Patients Don't Get Better — "There are some people we can't fix, no matter what lab tests or imaging or drugs we order," writes third-year internal medicine resident Benjamin Gold '11 in a Houston Chronicle article on palliative care.
Ancient Fossils for a Digital Age — A new website offers an interactive way to explore Pioneer Valley history and paleontology, including videos that explain why Amherst's third president, Edward Hitchcock, was convinced dinosaur tracks were made by birds.
A 90-Year-Old's Record-Setting Firm — I'd hate to wake up and wonder what I'm going to do with my day," Jim Pierson '50 told his local newspaper about the prospect of retiring. He heads the longest-running business in East Orange, N.J.