Amherst Fact: Reunion 2019

Reunion Fact; More than 100 events are scheduled for over the weekend, a record number of events for Reunion

Reunion is here! Alumni from the classes of 1949 through 2014 are returning to campus to take part in more than 100 programs—a record number for this annual event.  Reunion Schedule and more.

Sasha Blair-Goldensohn ’98

Quote by Sasha Blair-Goldensohn ’98: I am the luckiest unlucky person.

“I am the luckiest unlucky person.” After an accident, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn ’98, a software engineer became a disability rights activist.

Jénine Shepherd ’20

Jenine Sheperd receiving an award

“You make a commitment to these kids, you stick with it.” Jénine Shepherd ’20, winner of the Jamaican Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence.

William Taubman

Quote by William Taubman

 “When you think about it, having your books stolen is a huge compliment.” Professor Emeritus William Taubman, on his acclaimed biography of Gorbachev.

John Michael Higgins ’85

Quote by John Michael Higgins

“The best thing Amherst ever taught me was curiosity.” John Michael Higgins ’85 is one of the most accomplished character actors of our time.

 

Emily Lakdawalla ’96

Quote by Emily Lakdawalla

“This mission is at the limit of what humans are capable of doing—remotely and even, possibly, beyond that limit.” What can a Mars rover teach us about space? What can it teach us about humanity? Emily Lakdawalla ‘96 explores these questions in the new Amherst magazine