The front cover of the summer 2021 Amherst Magazine with a man in a white shirt sitting in a lab

Summer 2021

The Moderna Era

For a decade, Stephen Hoge ’98’s company had pioneered the messenger RNA approach, but until now, few had noticed or cared.

by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Feature Articles

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Virus Days

Professor Ilan Stavans reflects on the onscreen lives of himself and his students teaching during the year of COVID-19.

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The Promised Land

Thomas Mitchell ’87 closed a loophole in real estate law that’s cheated the Black community from Reconstruction to today.

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Together Again

Celebrating the Bicentennial class.

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