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Amherst Blogs

September 16, 2009 e-News

More than 60 alumni blogs are now listed on the college’s Web site, on topics ranging from jazz to making movies to life in culinary school. Alumni are blogging about healthcare reform, politics, business and generally offering their perspectives of the world from every vantage point. Check them out and add yours to the list!

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Lead from the Front

September 1, 2009 e-News

In a talk at Johnson Chapel Aug. 31, renowned author and veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff ’98 offered first-year and transfer students his take on 50 things to do before graduating. Among them: “write, write,” “beat Williams” and “learn about President John F. Kennedy’s speech here.”

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The Achievers

September 1, 2009 e-News

 Part of the second-largest applicant pool in Amherst history, the members of the college’s Class of 2013 and this fall’s transfer students are a diverse and accomplished bunch. Some include a hospital bed inventor, a Sundance Channel filmmaker and a UNICEF advocate.

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The Health Whisperer

September 1, 2009 e-News

These days, Zeke Emanuel ’79 is usually billed as “Rahm Emanuel’s brother.” But this famous physician, who now works on health reform for the White House, wields more influence than most people know. Read more about Emanuel and his gig in Amherst magazine, and add your own thoughts or comments.

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'77 Alum and Harvard Professor Appointed New Trustees

September 1, 2009 e-News

John Middleton '77, a prominent Philadelphia businessman and 2004 Medal of Eminent Service recipient, and Howard Gardner, a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, will each serve six-year terms on Amherst’s Board of Trustees.

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Daily Beast Features Dan Brown '86, Harlan Coben '84

September 1, 2009 e-News

The two bestselling authors and fraternity brothers were in a photo gallery of other famous college pairings that included Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore, Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve, and Stanley Tucci and Ving Rhames.

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2009-2010 Copeland Fellows Shaded Green

September 1, 2009 e-News

The scholars—who bring a range of interests and expertise to campus—will teach, lecture and work with students. Two are a biogeographer studying climate change and invasive species and an advocate for “rewilding” the U.S. with African mega fauna.

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Remembering Kenneth H. Bacon '66

August 18, 2009 e-News

Bacon, a former journalist, Pentagon spokesman, advocate for displaced people everywhere and trustee emeritus, died Aug. 15. Share a memory of the man who was also an Amherst trustee from 1986 to 1997 and president of his class from 1976 to 1981.

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Wall Street Journal: Pritchard's Book "Performs a Valuable Service"

August 18, 2009 e-News

In a glowing review of On Poets & Poetry, the newest publication by Henry Clay Folger Professor of English William H. Pritchard ’53, contributor David Yezzi writes that Pritchard’s “essays read like colloquies between ­- affable lovers of literature on which we are allowed to ­eavesdrop… [His] balanced and expert appraisals put more willfully idiosyncratic and ingenious critics to shame.”

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Deconstructing the Vanilla Milkshake

August 18, 2009 e-News

Neuroscience professor J.P. Baird and trustee David A. Kessler ’73, M.D., former head of the FDA and author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, discuss how social norms, aggressive advertising and a conspiring food industry have contributed to the nation’s expanding waistline. Listen to the interview online for Amherst Reads.

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