The cover of the fall 2020 issue of Amherst Magazine showing a woman sitting in a field

Fall 2020

It’s Hard to Speak Out. Yet We Must.

Why do good people stay silent in the face of bad behavior? Psychology professor Catherine Sanderson explains the science of bystander inaction—and how we can move forward with courage.

Kim 
Karetsky ’99


A man standing and smiling in a brightly lit outdoor stone hallway

North By East

Almost, Maine is the biggest hit play you’ve never heard of—unless you know a high schooler. Playwright John Cariani ’91 on writing about rural lives in a mostly urban art form.

by Katharine Whittemore


A black and white photo of a smiling Black woman with her hand on her cheek

The Real Power of Money

She set out to study her contentious relationship with wealth. 
In doing so, she created a term that’s gaining traction.

by Chloe McKenzie ’14

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Amherst Magazine Accolades



Cover of Winter 2019 Amherst magazine Amherst magazine won a 2019 gold award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and was a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Sibley Award. Senior Writer Katharine Whittemore's article His Black History won a 2019 CASE bronze award.  

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