- The saver of drafts
Richard Wilbur ’42 will leave his papers to Amherst.
- When parents visit
There are traditions that come with a Gerchick Family Weekend: the Food-Quality Survey, the Academic Inquest and the Love-Life Review.
- Tons of reading
In one first-year seminar, students study literature by the pound.
- Amherst’s “living room”
As the Lord Jeffery Inn reopens, a new farm-to-table restaurant moves in.
- Accent on the news
Spanish composition students experiment with a new way to practice their writing.
- Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Olsen
For “life credit,” two seniors wrote a book about a feminist author they’d studied in class.
- Scenes from a blackout
During an Oct. 29, 2011, snowstorm, students in Halloween costumes stumbled around a darkened campus. In the days that followed, Valentine—which opened to the public for free—became a hub for the hungry and the power-hungry.
- Sketching the Heisman Trophy
Called on by ESPN, a resident artist at Amherst got a rare opportunity to combine art and football.