Amherst Steps Up Its Uncommon Commitment to The Common

The Common The release on May 11 of the seventh issue of The Common, the rapidly growing print and online literary magazine based at the college, marked increased institutional support for the magazine.

May 15, 2014 e-News

Fringe Festival Celebrates Experimental Work on Campus

The Arts at Amherst event, which took place May 1 to 4, featured music, paintings, performance art and other creative works from faculty, staff and students.

May 15, 2014 e-News

What Are They Doing After Graduation?

Research, teaching, business, exploration and more: Members of the Class of 2014 discuss their plans.

May 15, 2014 e-News

Senior Awarded a Carnegie Fellowship

Yun (Nancy) Tang '14 Yun (Nancy) Tang '14, a political science major whose senior honors thesis looks at China's one-child policy through the lens of feminist theory, plans to use the one-year fellowship to work with the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on the political economy of Southeast Asia.

May 15, 2014 e-News

'11 Journalist's Personal Experiences Spark Reporting Journey Across Two Continents

Tracy Jarrett '11 Tracy Jarrett '11 wrote about her passion for documenting the lives of women - particularly mothers - living with HIV in an article posted on on Mother's Day.

May 15, 2014 e-news

'95 Amherst Visiting Lecturer's Movie to Debut in June

Chris Mason Johnson '95 is the writer, director and producer of Test, an astutely crafted drama set in San Francisco of 1985 that portrays this exciting and harrowing era as a young dancer confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company.

May 15, 2014 e-News

President Biddy Martin Receives Honorary Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Biddy Martin Other honorees at UNC's commencement on May 11 - which drew an audience of some 30,000 - included former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Eaves Perdue, best-selling author Armistead Maupin and pioneering historian Anne Firor Scott.

May 15, 2014 e-News

Live from Amherst, It's Reunion Weekend!

Amherst reunion logo Even if you can't make it back to campus for Reunion, you can view a live stream of President Martin's conversation with alumni on Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. EDT. Want more? RSVP for Professor Kevin Sweeney's live-streamed Virtual Lecture on "Guns, Militias and the Second Amendment" on Thursday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Submit questions for both events through or #amherstreunion.

May 15, 2014 e-News

Download the Alumni Mobile App and You Could Win a Gift Certificate to A.J. Hastings

Alumni mobile app If you haven't done it yet, download the app during Reunion (May 28-June 1) and you will be entered into the drawing for a gift certificate. You don't even need to be at Reunion to be entered. Use the app to connect securely with alumni through LinkedIn.

May 15, 2014 e-News