“Our Fellows Deserve to Be Heard”
The story of two Vietnam-era classmates and friends—one an anti-war activist, the other a Marine—and their letters to and from the front. By Tom Fels ’67
The Off-Brand Conservative
Since she first arrived at Amherst, the author has been several kinds of conservative—several kinds of liberal, too, but it's the conservative part that needs explaining. By Susannah Black ’99
The Soul of the College
Two gifts make history — Fifty things to do before graduation — The endowment loses 20 percent — The hunting professor — First-year wins MTV Video Music Award — And more
How pigeons helped change everything
Rebecca Sinos, professor of classics
Men’s basketball begins a season of “ifs” — Sports Illustrated’s Phil Taylor ’82
Photography by Mary Beth Meehan ’89 — Rand Richards Cooper ’80 reviews The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown ’86 — Singer-songwriter Amy Speace ’90 — Broadway's Alan Zachary ’96 — And more
What They Are Reading
Elizabeth Barker, director and chief curator of the Mead Art Museum
The health care debate — More on the Grunion — The “Lord Jeffery Amherst” lyrics — And more
Did You Bury a Time Capsule in 1964?
During excavations near Hitchcock House (formerly Alpha Delta Phi House) last year, workers unearthed a Valentine milk pitcher stuffed with such items as a 1964 newspaper, two books—King Lear and You’re Out of Your Mind, Charlie Brown!—and Mitch Meisner ’64’s student ID. Meisner, who barely remembers the endeavor, suspects he was not a major player. Tell us what you know about the time capsule at email@example.com.
Photo by Samuel Masinter ’04