The Karate Kid

August 18, 2009 e-News

If earning all-conference and all-New England honors as a women’s soccer player weren’t enough, Lili Ferguson ’11E can now add to her list of athletic achievements national and international wins in the martial arts. Public Affairs intern Gregory Campeau ’11 tells her story.

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Summer Camp(us)

August 18, 2009 e-News

Every June, July and August, Amherst hosts hundreds of adults and kids participating in everything from the Nike Tennis Camp, to the Ko Festival of Performance, to an Ultimate training program. Katherine Duke ’05 reports on a day in the summer life.

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Calling All Bloggers

August 18, 2009 e-News

 

Do you blog or know a fellow alum who does? Be part of the blogroll on the Alumni Web site! Catch up with former classmates or find other Jeffs who are sharing their expertise and their lives online. Submit a blog to the list.

 

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Amherst Outlines Plan to Control Costs and Build on Strengths

August 4, 2009 e-News

 

After an inclusive and deliberative planning process, the college has announced plans to slow previously planned growth in the budget in response to the economic downturn. Controlling costs in a range of areas will allow Amherst to maintain and strengthen the quality of the education it provides, preserving the close colloquy of a faculty of extraordinary teacher-scholars with a talented and diverse student body. Read statements from President Anthony W. Marx and Board Chair Jide J. Zeitlin ’85, as well as a report outlining how the college will move forward. 

 

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Class of '94 Doc Takes on Stephen Colbert

August 4, 2009 e-News

Aaron Carroll, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, verbally sparred with the host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report recently about the U.S. adopting a single-payer health care system.

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Car Company Founder '70 Profiled by L.A. Times

August 4, 2009 e-News

The article explored Reeves Callaway’s youth, family and passion for automobiles, among other things.

 

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Springfield Paper Features CCE Summer Intern Program

July 21, 2009 e-News

Tawanda Tasikani ’12, one of nearly 150 Amherst students working at nonprofits locally and around the world this summer through an initiative with the Center for Community Engagement, reflected upon his experiences working at the Amherst Survival Center in a story in The Republican newspaper. The piece, which also included perspectives from some of the program’s other interns and public service internship coordinator Sarah Barr, was followed by a favorable editorial about the program the same week.

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