December 20, 2019

Jesmyn Ward to Headline LitFest 2020

The two-time National Book Award winner will come to campus as part of the College’s fifth annual literary festival, to be held Feb. 27–March 1. Other speakers include acclaimed authors Susan Choi, Laila Lalami and Ben Rhodes.


Science Center Earns Another Accolade

The new building appeared on the November cover of Architect as part of the magazine’s coverage of the 2019 American Institute of Architects COTE Top Ten Awards.


The Most Unusual Student Club?

The new Mycology Club is an example of how one student’s passion can turn into an opportunity for the entire campus.


’11 Alumnae Appear on Ellen

Episode 2 of Fempire, Ayesha Curry’s new digital series for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, featured Carlissa King ’11 and Laken King ’11, creators of Worldgirls dolls.


’14 Alumnus Named to “30 Under 30” List

Forbes included Maximilian N. Fikke ’14, a principal at BC Partners, in the finance category of its annual list.


“View It Sidewise”: Watching Dickinson at Amherst

We gathered five campus experts to weigh in on AppleTV+’s new series about the poet as a young woman.


Amherst Mourns Loss of Pulitzer-Winning Alumnus

William S. McFeely ’52, who authored acclaimed biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass and helped establish Yale’s black studies department, died on Wednesday. “Professor McFeely’s riveting lectures brought to life in the most vivid way a world about which most of us had been unaware,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr. in the New York Times obituary, “a world of black achievement, sacrifice, resistance and attainment.”

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