The cover of the spring 2021 Amherst Magazine showing a man against a dark background

Spring 2021

Speech Recognition

Dan Cluchey ’08 is one of President Biden’s top speechwriters. Here’s how he does what he does, but not exactly.

by Katharine Whittemore

Feature Articles

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Before Kamala Harris

An Amherst professor confronts the legacy of Charles Curtis, the country’s first vice president of color.

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Made for the Mead

Once a DIY student project, the Black Art Matters Festival has graduated to a full-fledged exhibition.

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Amherst at 200!

The College is marking its 200th anniversary this year with events and projects that spotlight the enduring features and defining qualities of an Amherst education.

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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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