Playwright '96 Profiled in Waterford Times

July 21, 2009 e-News

Julia Cho, whose play The Language Archive kicked off the summer season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, was spotlighted in a lengthy story discussing her life and work.

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Stellar Year for Annual Fund

July 21. 2009 e-News

 

Thank you to alumni, parents, friends, volunteers and staff who again rallied to show their support for Amherst. More than 60 percent contributed to the college during the 2009 fiscal year, helping to support such priorities as financial aid. This year, the Annual Fund reached an impressive $9.8 million.

 

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History, Animated

July 21, 2009 e-News

The children’s series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman stopped by the Museum of Natural History recently to interview education coordinator Steve Sauter and film a segment for the upcoming fifth season. Amherst magazine’s Emily Boutilier reported on the action.

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Introducing Dan, Shenae and Tanika

July 21, 2009 e-News

This summer, Daniel Bamba ’11, Shenae Bell ’11 and Tanika Vigil ’10, three admission student interns, are blogging about working and living in Amherst. Read about their experiences at the office’s Web site.

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'98 Grad Successfully Argues Case Before Supreme Court

July 7, 2009 e-News

 

In an 8-1 ruling, the court agreed with American Civil Liberties Union attorney Adam Wolf’s assertion that school officials acted illegally when they strip-searched an Arizona teenager whom they suspected was carrying prescription-strength ibuprofen. The decision and the Amherst alumnus’ role in it were discussed in stories that ran in many outlets, including the Associated Press, USA Today, Reuters and the Los Angeles Times, among others.

 

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Can Satisfaction be Taught?

July 7, 2009 e-News

 

Economics professor Daniel Barbezat continues to raise awareness about how spending and saving affects well-being. After finishing his first year teaching his new course “Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness,” he spoke at length about it on National Public Radio’s Here and Now program.

 

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