- Mandela’s Legacy at Amherst
In a sense, the South African leader is on campus every day.
- The Mummy is Missing
In 1905, Amherst acquired a preserved human body. No one knows where it went.
- Passing the Torch
Tom Parker is retiring as dean of admission and financial aid. Katharine Fretwell ’81 will take over.
- Busy January
This interterm, instructors offered 32 noncredit courses to students who opted to stay on campus.
- Your Thesis, in a Sentence
How would you sum up your own thesis in a single sentence?
- Student view
A Lesson from the Checkout Line
- A New Plan for the Science Center
The board of trustees has approved a science center project that will also transform the east campus with new dorms and a landscaped walkway.
- The Return of the College Republicans
Newt Gingrich filled the house in Johnson Chapel.
- Setting Scholarship Free
The open-access Amherst College Press has hired its first director.
- The Valley as Lab
When the American studies faculty set out to create a perennial introductory course, it looked close to home.
- A Force at Amherst, and on Wall Street
The man who chaired the board of trustees when it voted to admit women—and who left Wall Street to study American literature—has died.
- Human Concerns
With $50,000 each, one professor is writing about the Holocaust, while another examines an age-old question about life itself.
- Biddy Martin Goes to Washington
At a White House summit, she said Amherst will undertake four new programs to help low-income students attend and succeed in college.