August 9, 2018

The Speech That Shaped Their Lives

Their 50th reunion inspired ’64 alumni to make a film and a book about a certain president’s visit to campus. The film began airing on public television this summer (including on Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. on Boston’s WGBH). 

The Moment She Became Bilingual

Counseling Center therapist Min Cheng writes about how it happened—and how it impacts her work with students today.

Deconstructing the Game

Professor Marisa Parham’s course on videogames presents several challenges, because it’s so popular and because the idea of “digital humanities” is so complex. Read the story and watch the video.

“The Sound of Windblown Pines in a Painting”

That’s how tea master Sen Sotan described the Japanese tea ceremony four centuries ago. This spring, Amherst students revealed their own ideas for the ritual.

The Amherst Fund Thanks You!

This year, the Amherst Fund surpassed its dollar goal again. All gifts, of all amounts, make the Amherst experience possible for today's students and faculty. Thank you to the alumni, families and friends who made the difference this year. Go Amherst!

The Alumnus Behind the Emoluments Opinion

Peter J. Messitte ’63 is the U.S. District Court judge whose decision on foreign and domestic emoluments was front-page news in July. An op-ed by Messitte’s son sheds light on his father’s background and experience, including his Amherst education.

Guess These Honorees, Please

Test your knowledge of honorary degree recipients in Amherst magazine’s latest contest—and maybe earn some extra credit, too.

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