A colorful illustration of people walking in different parts of Istanbul Reinventing the Field Trip

by Bill Sweet

Professors ushered students to Spain, Austria, Costa Rica and Colombia—all on the College’s dime, rounding out their courses while serving a larger agenda, too.


An abstract painting of a swirling color If Einstein Could Paint

by Katharine Whittemore

The Mead’s first-ever traveling exhibition reveals a lost genre from the 1930s–40s.


A photo of a diary opened up to a page from January 1, 1932 A Baird Bounty

by Bill Sweet

Revealed: the inner thoughts of a legendary professor from his years in the classroom.


A photo of Sara Brenneis Q&A: Professor of Spanish Sara Brenneis

interview by Emily Gold Boutilier

Sara Brenneis wrote Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940–2015 (University of Toronto Press, 2018), the first cultural study of Spanish political prisoners there.


A photo of a person's hands holding an Amherst College brochure The Fun Part

by Rachael Hanley

At 18:21 in military time, the class of 2023 learned they’d been admitted to Amherst.


A graduation cap saying We Did It We Need One Another

by Caroline Hanna

President Biddy Martin sent 484 new graduates out into the world with that message of hope.


A photo of a tree in a forest One Way To Create Jobs

by Caroline Hanna

Employment rises when land is conserved, a professor concludes.