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video A student-run lecture series brought six longtime professors to a College residence hall to give talks on Amherst's history and defining characteristics. 

video  In a panel moderated by Warren Tolman ’82, two LJST professors—Austin Sarat and Martha Umphrey—and former U.S. Supreme Court clerks Jeff Bleich ’83 and Andy Nussbaum ’85 discussed the Supreme Court vacancy.

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Life is a Dream, by composer and music professor Lewis Spratlan and librettist and professor James Maraniss, has an unusual history. Completed in 1978, it won a Pulitzer in 2000 but was never fully staged until 2010. Now, it has won an opera prize.  

Emmy and Tony Award winner Ken Howard '66, who died this spring, was known for his many roles and for his leadership of the SAG-AFTRA union. At Amherst, he was also known for his teaching.


Forty years ago, Amherst graduated its first nine women. To mark the anniversary, visit an online exhibition of photos related to coeducation. 


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