Fall 2017 cover of Amherst magazine

  

Fall 2017

Veterans’ Days

For nearly two centuries, Amherst has taught veterans, and it’s been a 
triumphant, complicated, promising 
march of setback and progress.

by Katharine Whittemore


Richard Wilbur

The Splendor of Mere Being

Amherst remembers the late, masterful poet Richard Wilbur ’42, and a tribuite from David R. Sofield

by Katharine Whittemore


A field label in the Beneski of fossilized horse teeth

Loomis Illuminated

He unearthed a mammoth skeleton and brought it to campus. Almost a century later, scientists are still making new discoveries among his finds.

by Geoffrey Giller ’10


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