The cover of the fall 2020 issue of Amherst Magazine showing a woman sitting in a field Editor
Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer
Katharine Whittemore

Table of Contents


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North By East

Almost, Maine is the biggest hit play you’ve never heard of—unless you know a high schooler. Playwright John Cariani ’91 on writing about rural lives in a mostly urban art form.

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It’s Hard to Speak Out. Yet We Must.

Psychology professor Catherine Sanderson explains the science of bystander inaction—and how we can move forward with courage.

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The Real Power of Money

Chloe McKenzie ’14 set out to study her contentious relationship with wealth. In doing so, she created a term—financial trauma—that’s gaining traction.

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