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Amherst Magazine: Fall 2015


Fall 2015 magazine cover, close up of dog
Illustration of Africa-Amherican child with compass-like speech bubble

Fair Attitude!
By Inda Schaenen ’82
What it’s like to teach English near Ferguson, Mo., in the school district that graduated Mike Brown

Peter Zheutlin '75 with Albie sitting on log

On the Road, With 80 Lucky Dogs
Interview by Jim Kennedy ’75
After landing in a high-kill shelter, a Lab named Albie boarded a tractor-trailer heading north. Peter Zheutlin ’75 set out to retrace that journey.


College Row

Lou Dolbeare ’40 and family in front of Kirby

99 Candles

Illustration of cat with mathematical equations in fur

Thanks, Natasha

Fall 2015 Online Extras


video See the four new residence halls now under construction. Scheduled to open in fall 2016, they will house close to 300 studetns and will feature community gathering spaces, study rooms and fabulous views. 

video “Let no one persuade you that a liberal arts education is a luxury or that it is anything other than real life,” said President Biddy Martin at Convocation. The purpose of the liberal arts, she said, is to search for truth.


Professor Javier Corrales and student researchers are putting together a comprehensive chronological record of events that have influenced LGBT rights in the Americas. 

Meet our new Amherst College faculty members. They include 31 scholars in disciplines ranging from Spanish to statistics, black studies to film and media studies, biology to philosophy.


The Study Abroad office put out a call to students who spent time in other countries last academic year: send us your photos. See Greece, Jordan, Costa Rica, China and many other places through the eyes of these young people.


Has the magazine ever written about your favorite alum? Find out by browsing digitized indices to the Amherst Graduates’ Quarterly, Amherst Alumni News and Amherst magazine.

Amherst Reads is an online book club. Read exclusive interviews, book excerpts, online discussions and more.


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