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Annual Fund Drive Enlists Reptile

June 23, 2009 e-News

Popping up in mailboxes and inboxes everywhere is Quincy the iguana, a character created by Bill Amend ’84 for his Sunday comic strip Foxtrot. Make Quincy’s day and give to the Annual Fund by June 30.

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The New and Improved Alumni Directory

June 23, 2009 e-News

The redesigned online Alumni Directory and Career Network features customizable profiles and extensive search capabilities. Log in to your profile and see for yourself.

 

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Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation Elected Trustee

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

Sarah Bloom Raskin ’83 will fill a vacancy left on the college’s board by outgoing member Jonathan I. Landman ’74. Her six-year term starts July 1.

 

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Biology Profs Awarded $400K National Science Foundation Grant

June 11, 2009 e-News

Jill S. Miller and Rachel A. Levin will use the NSF funding to investigate the evolutionary relationships among the different species and populations of Lycium, a flowering plant that is a close relative of the tomato, eggplant and pepper.

 

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Flowers on the Water

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

The USS Grunion’s official designation was “overdue, presumed lost” for more than 60 years—until the captain’s son John Abele ’59 and his brothers decided to find the submarine. The latest issue of Amherst magazine tells the Abeles’ extraordinary story.

 

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'87 Alumna, Bacteria Study on All Things Considered

June 11, 2009 e-News

The National Public Radio program interviewed and featured the work of Julie Segre, a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Institute, whose research on the “bacterial wildlife” found in 20 different spots of the human body was published in the current issue of Science magazine.

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Grad Rate Second-Highest Among Top U.S. Schools, Study Finds

June 11, 2009 e-News

Amherst’s rate of graduating 96 percent of students in four years is tied with Yale University’s and second only to Harvard University’s, according to an American Enterprise Institute report. The college’s stellar numbers were mentioned in several national media stories that ran on the study, including a piece in USA Today that was picked up by many outlets nationwide.

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In Their Own Words

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

Catch up with several Amherst students and alumni talking about their work, their ideas and the things they loved about their college experiences on the campaign Web site. Think you know someone living a life of consequence? Tell us about that person!

 

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Together Again

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

This year’s Alumni Holiday and Reunion May 27 to 31 saw the return of some of Amherst’s best and brightest former students, and the weekend hosted everything from balloon- and bagpipe-filled parades to talks on the politics of the world, the future of the United States and the future of campus itself. Watch video of the weekend’s events or share your photos of the festivities with the Amherst College Flickr Group. 

 

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Marx to Grads: "You are the Real Return on Our Endowment"

May 26, 2009 e-News

 

In his traditional Commencement address May 24, Amherst President Anthony W. Marx urged the college’s graduates to “step into the forest ahead, toward rewards you had not even known you would seek” because “what we do is invest in you, in your possibilities.” To read more about Marx’s speech and the address of senior speaker Marshall Nannes, view photos or listen to audio, check out the AmherstWeb site.

 

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