- Make me a perfect match
In matching first-year roommates, the Department of Residential Life is better than any online dating algorithm. How do they do it?
- The pioneer
Donald S. Pitkin, who died in May, brought anthropology to Amherst.
- “May happiness catch you often”
What does the future hold for the Class of 2012?
- “Forcefully ejected from our Amherst cocoon”
Three great moments from the student commencement address by Elias Johansson-Miller ’12, who graduated summa cum laude and with distinction
At Commencement 2012, Amherst awarded seven honorary doctorates and a Medal for Eminent Service. The college also honored high school teachers nominated by graduating seniors.
- Lives of Consequence surpasses goal
Now, the college has launched Creating Connections, a second, final phase of the campaign.
- No self-reflection here
What director Werner Herzog thinks about the death penalty, psychiatry and contemporary art
- Is Amherst a good deal?
It has the lowest “net price” of any highly selective college or university, according to a newspaper’s analysis.
- Flags of our fathers
Honoring black men who fought for the Union
- How to improve your iPad
In the lab, a professor emeritus builds a better stylus.
- Update your campus map
Hamilton House is now Lipton House.
- Grecian formula
Students have their hair braided like the subjects in ancient statues.
- Three alumni join Board of Trustees
They are from ’60s, ’70s and ’80s classes.
- Into the dunk tank
And other ways to honor those who make the college run