A hand holding seeds Better Know a Farmer

by Mary Elizabeth Strunk

Studying American culture by planting corn at the College’s Book & Plow Farm.


A illustration of a square human body with gears Calculate, Design, Argue

by Emily Gold Boutilier

121 courses taught for the first time.


A painting of Emily Dickinson in her room writing Emily Times Two

by Bill Sweet

The poet is now on the walls of Johnson Chapel.


A photo of Professor Pawan Dhingra Q&A: Professor Pawan Dhingra

interview by Emily Gold Boutilier

Dhingra is completing a book on the growth of extracurricular academics—specifically, math enrichment programs and competitive spelling bees.


An illustration of Peter Falk playing the TV character Columbo Meet Team Columbo

by Katharine Whittemore

Research lessons from a ’70s TV detective.


A photo of Deborah Williams She Helps the State Fight Hate

by Caroline Hanna

The governor calls on an Amherst senior.


A group of women tennis players holding a trophy The First Champs

by Craig Kaufman

In 1999, women’s tennis took Amherst by surprise.


A black and white photo of Chantal Kordula ’94 Alumna Joins Board

by Katherine Duke ’05

She is a lawyer and a former member of the women’s rugby team.