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Reunion 2014 is Right Around the Corner, May 28–June 1!

Amherst reunion logoOn-campus accommodations are almost full, so don’t delay! Register and view the most up-to-date schedule. Off-campus accommodations are still available. #AmherstReunion

April 30, 2014 e-News

Remember to Vote in the 2014 Alumni Trustee Election

This year’s candidates are Joseph F. Quinn ’69, Ramya Swaminathan ’94 and Elizabeth F. Swanson ’96. Cast your vote online by May 19!

April 30, 2014 e-News

New Office of Environmental Sustainability Created

sustainability.jpgThe college will also launch a national search for that office’s first director, marking a major milestone in Amherst’s longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability.  

April 30, 2014 e-News

Students Named Goldwater, Truman Scholars

goldwater-scholars.jpgTwo Amherst juniors intent on conducting biomedical research to fight fatal diseases are among the outstanding science students being honored this year by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. A third junior, fueled by a passion to battle economic inequality and by the political ambition to carry this out, is being recognized by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

April 30, 2014 e-News

Martin Discusses National Sexual Misconduct Report on PBS’ NewsHour

Biddy.jpgAmherst President Martin participated in a panel addressing the new Obama Administration recommendations on campus sexual assaults.

April 30, 2014 e-News

Campus Quad Transformed into Global Festival in City Streets Event

CityStreets.jpgThe college’s annual international spring festival on April 21 drew hundreds of students, faculty, staff and their families, and featured foods from all over the world, horse-drawn hayrides, fire dancers, stilt walkers, face painters, balloon artists and more.

April 30, 2014 e-News

’05 Scientist’s Studies of Blood Diseases Spotlighted

Cindy_Hahn.jpgCindy Hahn ’05, an M.D.-Ph.D. student at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, and her research into sickle cell disease were featured on the website.

April 30, 2014 e-News

’63 Author’s Book Explores Origins of Folger Library, Lives of Founders

Grant.jpgCollecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, by Stephen H. Grant ’63, explores everything from life at Amherst in the 19th century to the gilded age of Standard Oil to the glory days of high-end book collecting, according to a story in The Washington Post. Collecting Shakespeare will also be the June Amherst Reads feature.

April 30, 2014 e-News

Men’s Basketball Coach Reflects on 700 Wins

hixon.jpgDave Hixon ’75 became the fourth Division III coach to reach the milestone when Amherst beat Babson College in mid-December. He spoke about it recently with The Boston Globe (the story is the second one on the page).

April 30, 2014 e-News

A True #AmherstStory

Acapella2.jpgAlumni Zumbyes gathered in New York and put on a surprise concert for bride-to-be Angela Pratt ’11. See video clips, and read Pratt’s #AmherstStory.

April 30, 2014 e-News


Upcoming Events

Washington, D.C. - A Summer Tasting of American Bourbons
July 9, 2015 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Minnesota - Dr. David E. Little
July 16, 2015
| 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Northern California - Summer Send-Off Reception
July 16, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Washington, D.C. - Summer Send-Off Reception
July 19, 2015 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.