December 2, 2022

Emily Dickinson, at Home in Her ‘Full-Color Life’

The Emily Dickinson Museum’s Homestead “has reopened after a two-year, $2.5 million renovation that restores the once-austere, sparsely decorated interiors to their richly furnished, almost Technicolor 1850s glory,” says The New York Times.

What to Do With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers? Look to the French.

Writing for The Conversation, Samantha Presnal, a fellow in the College’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry, “reveals how restyling dinner scraps first became fashionable more than a century ago.”

 “Support the Magic Within the Student Body”

This, from Sirus Wheaton ’23, is one of many memorable quotes from the Oct. 28 inauguration of President Michael A. Elliott ’92. Read more of what Elliott, Wheaton and the ceremony’s other speakers had to say.

 An Amherst Course Examines What Rap Artists Say About the Reagan Era

As part of The Conversation’s Unusual Courses series, Stefan M. Bradley, the Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 Professor of Black Studies and History, answered questions about his course “Rap, Reagan and the 1980s.”

A Look at Jim Steinman ’69’s Humble Beginnings Before His Rise to Fame

For what would have been Steinman’s 75th birthday, a New York Post reporter traced the late, great songwriter’s origins all the way back to his dorm room in Stearns.

About e-News

Amherst College e-News is a biweekly e-mail of news and announcements from Amherst College, as well as information about Amherst faculty, students and alumni in the news. To receive this communication by email, please submit your request to

View the e-News Archive for past announcements