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Amherst Students Challenge Williams Counterparts to Haiti Fundraising Contest


eNews: 02/04/10: Haiti

In an altruistic spin on a nearly 200-year-old rivalry, students at Amherst are challenging fellow undergraduates at Williams to a friendly competition to see who can collect the most money in support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Starting Friday, Feb. 5, the two liberal arts schools will engage in a weeklong fundraising contest with the final results being tallied at halftime of the men’s basketball game between the colleges at Amherst on Feb. 12.


February 4, 2010 e-News


ElBaradei, Tilghman to be Honored at Amherst Commencement

May 7, 2008 e-News 

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the president of Princeton University and five others making an impact today—including Robert H. Brown Jr. ’69, Henry A. Freedman ’62 and Saraswathi Vedam ’78—will receive honorary degrees during the college’s ceremonies May 25.


Amherst Renews Commitment to Financial Aid Policies


eNews: 02/04/10: Pres. letter

In a letter to students, faculty and staff on Jan. 26,, President Marx updated the campus community on the college’s budgetary process and made clear the Board of Trustees’ continued support for financial aid.


February 4, 2010 e-News


Physics Department Receives Grant for Electron-Beam Evaporation System


eNews: 02/04/10: NSF

A $350,000 NSF award will enable Professors Jonathan Friedman, David Hall ’91 and Larry Hunter and UMass physicist Mark Tuominen to conduct research in quantum computing, ultra-low-temperature physics, materials science and nanoscience.


February 4, 2010 e-News


Top Guns


eNews: 02/04/10: top gun

Rain was lashing the plane’s windshield, lightning crackled in the distance, and the students were about to undertake a perilous mission. Read the latest Campus Buzz to see how a liberal arts education prepares you to land a Boeing 737 in less-than-ideal weather.


February 4, 2010 e-News


Anthropology Professor’s Book Quoted in New Zealand News Article


eNews: 02/04/10: meat

Deborah Gewertz’s Cheap Meat was discussed at length in a piece about whether regulation and/or public health education are needed in particular Pacific nations in order to limit consumption of high-fat lamb and mutton cuts.


February 4, 2010 e-News


Cleveland Plain Dealer Publishes Student’s Op-Ed

’08 Grad Blogging for Huffington Post


eNews: 02/04/10: Dan Cluchey '08

Law student Daniel Cluchey channeled the Commander-in-Chief himself to write his first post— “The Speech I Had Hoped to Hear from President Obama” —for the online publication.


February 4, 2010 e-News


Women’s Basketball Sets Records with Victory at Colby College


eNews: 02/04/10: b'ball

Less than 24 hours after winning on Bowdoin College’s home court for the first time ever, the Amherst team defeated Colby by 21 points to set program records for the longest winning streak and best start to a season (19-0). The victory put the Lord Jeffs at the top of the week’s national ranking—another program first.


February 4, 2010 e-News




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