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1941 Alum Leaves Amherst 'Gold'-en Nest Egg

March 18, 2008 e-News 

Dwight Goldthorpe ’41, longtime resident of Palm Beach, Fla., who died last year, has left the college $23 million to improve campus. The bequest, which represents two-thirds of Goldthorpe’s residuary estate, is the single largest in Amherst’s history and was featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Springfield Republican, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and on various regional television news broadcasts. 

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NIH Awards Baird $237k Grant

March 18, 2008 e-News

J.P. Baird, professor of psychology in the college’s neuroscience program, has received a three-year, $237,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funding will support his studies of how the brain regulates food intake.

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Isserman '07 Tapped for Gates Scholarship

March 18, 2008 e-News

Noah Isserman ’07, of Urbana, Ill., has been named a 2008 Gates Cambridge Scholar. Isserman numbers among just 45 students in the country and 100 students worldwide to receive the prestigious award, which will subsidize all of his expenses for a year of study toward a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Cambridge in England.

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Stiglitz '64 Calculates True Cost of Iraq War

March 18, 2008 e-News

2001 Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64, economics professor at Columbia University and member of Amherst’s board of trustees, has co-authored a thought-provoking book examining the monetary consequences of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Since the release of The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, Stiglitz has discussed the book’s findings in testimony before Congress’s Joint Economic Committee, in opinion pieces that appeared in The Washington Post (registration required) and The Los Angeles Times and in interviews with National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air”Newsweek magazine, and Britain’s Telegraph TV, among other outlets.

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You've Got a Friend on GMA, 20/20

March 18, 2008 e-News

Wearing a “tie of Amherst purple,” as he described it, David Friend ’77 discussed an April 2008 Vanity Fair article he penned on a man claiming to be the “love child” of John F. Kennedy in segments that ran on ABC News’s Good Morning America and 20/20.

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Parker Comments on 'Gap Year' in Times

March 18, 2008 e-News

Amherst’s Tom Parker, dean of admission and financial aid, was quoted in a New York Times article on the growing number of high-achieving students contemplating taking a year off before starting college.

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Five Amherst Teams Compete in NCAA Play

March 18, 2008 e-News

The incredible seasons of Amherst’s swimming and diving, women’s basketball, and women’s hockey teams ended this past weekend with stellar efforts in NCAA competition.

Men’s basketball also took to the court for post-season play; the squad advanced to the 2008 National NCAA Division III Final Four for the third straight year with a 65-55 win against Brandeis. The team will take on Ursinus College Friday, Mar. 21 at 5 p.m. Go to http://www.odaconline.com/hoopchamp/ for details about webcasts, audio, live stats and other Final Four info.

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Read 'Em and Weep!

March 18, 2008 e-News

Meet the 2008 Wretched Writing Contest winners.  Intentionally ugly, disgusting, horrible and near-unreadable poetry and prose is lauded by the college's Writing Center for its creativity and utter wretchedness. Enjoy!

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Come to Campus--Spring Colloquia 2008

March 18, 2008 e-News

Reducing Global Poverty: April 2-3

Amherst welcomes NYU economics professor and former World Bank research economist William Easterly and 2001 Nobel Laureate and Columbia economics professor Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64 to discuss "Reducing Global Poverty."

Reinstituting the National Draft: April 4–5 

Amherst brings Boston University professor of international relations and former U.S. Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich to discuss the National Draft with 2004 presidential candidate and retired four-star U.S. Army General Wesley Clark. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served and limited to 40 people per colloquium.

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Alumni e-mail forwarding addresses now available

March 18, 2008 e-News

The Office of Alumni & Parent Programs is pleased to offer alumni e-mail forwarding once again. To request an alumni e-mail address, please send an email to alumhelp@amherst.edu or visit our e-tools page for more information.

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