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Winter 2021

“So Find the Joy”

That’s what Kate Stayman-London ’05 says in this Q&A that lists Jane Austen, Jordan Peele and Connie Congdon—and explains the inspiration for her escapist, subversive debut novel, One to Watch.

Interview by Tia Subramanian ’05


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American Stories

A new Amherst exhibition considers the role of art in creating, reinforcing and challenging our ideas about national identity.

by Emily Gold Boutilier


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18 22 30

A psychology professor asked 58 members of the class of 2009 about race and class, as first-years, as seniors and again at age 30. The takeaway? Everyone has gained much deeper perspective.

by Katharine Whittemore

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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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