Amherst College e-News December 15, 2016

Class of 2020 Orientation photo Amherst Co-Founds National Effort to Expand College Access — The College is among the founding members of the American Talent Initiative, which aims to increase the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at top-performing undergraduate institutions. 


Bandon Dunes Golf Outing at Bandon Dunes — Alumni are invited to take a unique trip that combines exceptional golf, intellectual engagement and support for Amherst College. Through the generosity of Michael Keiser '67, the College has planned this special retreat for May 4-7, 2017, at Oregon's Bandon Dunes, one of the greatest golf resorts in the world. 


E Graduation Dinner Congratulations, E Grads! — The "E Dinner," now an Amherst tradition, is held in December to celebrate students who graduate mid-year. This year, President Biddy Martin gave congratulatory remarks, and each graduate received a tassel and a special "E" cane. See photos from the event


Amherst aerial view New Course to Explore History of Jews at Amherst — In Spring 2017, Wendy Bergoffen will offer a Mellon Research Tutorial, "COLQ 242: Jews at Amherst," about Jewish life on campus throughout the College's history. She is seeking information from Jewish alumni about their experiences. To contribute your recollections and stories, please visit a page Bergoffen created with information for alumni


Amherst Seal President Martin's Statement on Men's Cross-Country — In response to a series of emails that President Biddy Martin said "violate Amherst's principles and the most basic forms of decency and respect," the men's cross-country team has been suspended from all team activities. The College has retained Justice John M. Greaney to conduct an investigation. Read the President's full statement


J_Tucci Water, Un-Mucked — When John Tucci '87 took his daughter for a swim, the water turned her bathing suit brown—and shifted his career path


C_Galavotti Sending Doctors to Factories — Chris Galavotti '78E is finding uncommon ways to care for women and babies around the world. 

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