A Conversation with the 19th President
A Matter of National Interest
Tailing Senator Coons
|For the Rest of Her Life
When newlywed Brock Safronoff ’97 died in the World Trade Center, his young widow felt as though she died, too. Ten years later, Tara Neelakantappa Safronoff ’97 is a profound example of the human capacity to heal. Plus: Remembering the three Amherst victims of Sept. 11, 2001. By Emily Gold Boutilier
Physics and karma—A clue to the T. rex diet—Higher-ed politics—Kendra Stern ’11, Olympic hopeful—And more
World War II vets receive honorary B.A.s, President Marx gives his final speech, and more from Commencement 2011—When art is a bathtub wrapped in gauze—A new use for old add/drop forms—And more
Men’s tennis: New team on top—Men’s lacrosse: They weren’t supposed to be good.
Marsh Peters would like you to be on the Reunion panel. But first, he has to get something off his chest.
By Sarah Miller ’91
Nonfiction: Blair Kamin ’79, P’15 delivers a mixed verdict on 21st-century architecture—Comics: A thousand pages of Thor—Poetry: David Ferry ’46 wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize—What Director of Admission Katharine Fretwell ’81 is reading—And more
“This is my last time in the chapel as president,” said Anthony W. Marx on June 16, when he welcomed Biddy Martin as the college’s next leader. Before Martin spoke at the podium in Johnson Chapel, Marx said the sign of a great institution is a succession “that finds, in this instance, an improvement on the 18th president to be the 19th.”
Photo by Samuel Masinter '04