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The Matchmakers

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In assigning first-year roommates, Amherst's Department of Residential Life is better than any online dating algorithm. How do they do it?

e-News August 1, 2012

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'82 Scientist Named Director of the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

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"Can you imagine a more fun challenge?" asked Kirk Johnson in a Washington Post article about his appointment. "I'm going to dive into that place and know it backwards and forward."

e-News August 1, 2012

Associated Press Features CCE Program

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The AP spotlighted the Center for Community Engagement's internship initiative, which provided funding this summer for 200 Amherst students to work at various organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors.

e-News August 1, 2012

'89 Businessman Tapped to Lead NFL Football Team

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Donald Smolenski was promoted from chief operating officer to president of the Philadelphia Eagles.

e-News August 1, 2012

Davis Dismantled to Make Way for Science Center

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Built in the early 1960s, the dormitory was home to more than 2,000 Amherst students over the decades--along with, well, plenty of frivolity--and is fondly remembered as one of the college's "social dorms." Public Affairs documented a portion of the building's deconstruction.

e-News August 1, 2012

Movies and Memory

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Are you one of those people who has a brain full of movie lines and likes to drop them into every conversation? If so, do you really think that you've been quoting them correctly? Well, do ya, punk? One Amherst student has spent the summer checking the (in)accuracy of students' favorite film quotes, as part of a psychology research project.

e-News August 1, 2012

 

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