The cover of Amherst Magazine with a man standing in shade under trees Editor
Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer
Katharine Whittemore

magazine@amherst.edu

Table of Contents

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Stories of Care, Courage, Practice and Progress

17 accounts that follow Amherst alumni on the front lines of the COVID-19 response as they help others and chase the truth during a time of chaos and suffering.

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His Biggest Fear Is We'll Go Back to Normal

Alexandre White ‘10 is an expert on how societies respond to epidemics. Often, that response lays bare our deepest inequalities—but sometimes that’s exactly what galvanizes change.