February 9, 2018

Inside "Advanced Introductory Physics"

Every year Professor David Hanneke caps his “Newtonian Synthesis” course with an assignment that causes ball bearings to fly, pendulums to swing and small pegs to launch across the room. We sent a writer and a photographer into the action. Take a closer look.


Information That’s Free—and Approved

What does “peer review” mean? In an effort to standardize the term, the open-access Amherst College Press may actually change the market.


Sonia Sanchez Reactivates Activism

Honoring the theme of “beloved community,” poet Sonia Sanchez—founding chair of the Department of Black Studies at Amherst—returned to campus as keynote speaker of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Symposium.


February Arts at Amherst

This month features a plethora of performances, exhibitions, gallery talks and more. Offerings include concerts by thesis students and visiting musicians, an “electric” theater performance, a chance to choose an original artwork for the Mead’s collection, and exhibition openings celebrating student, alumni and visiting artists.


Through Images, Asian American Stories

“I’d like for people at Amherst to be able to see the variety and nuance of Asian American narratives that exist on our campus,” says Ann Guo ’20. Her exhibition, Identities Unseen, is on view in Keefe.


Brooklyn: The Amherst of NYC?

This article dubs Amherst the “Brooklyn” of Massachusetts. But let’s face it: Brooklyn got its best ideas from us. Check out other 'Brooklyn' cities.


Amherst Today - Russia: Politics and Culture

Amherst Today registration is open! Come back to campus April 27 - 28 for Russia: Politics and Culture. Explore the intersection of Russian history, art, politics, literature, religion, film and identity. Register today!

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