Cover of Amherst magazine, summer 2018


Summer 2018

Meet Amherst's Oldest Graduate

His name is Gardner Watts ’35. He’s 104. This is his story.

by Katharine Whittemore

White Helmets training to put out fires

Helping the Heroes of Syria

Two Amherst alumni acted as translators and aides to the White Helmets, war-torn Syria's remarkable group of first responders.

by Katharine Whittemore

Students in Paul Rodriguez's course

“One of the Most Rewarding Experiences in My Life”

How students interviewed Puerto Ricans in Holyoke, Mass.—and then flew to Puerto Rico to meet the relatives of those original subjects.

The traditional tossing of the caps

Guided by Poetry

As the rain held off and thousands of loved ones looked on, Amherst awarded B.A. degrees to more than 480 seniors.

by Caroline Hanna

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