“Almost all battles can be boiled down to the irritable question: ‘Why can’t you be more like me?’” Author Marietta Pritchard in “Scenics from a Marriage,” which chronicles a lifetime of travel with her husband, English professor William Pritchard
Welcome to Amherst College, Jack and Sarah! These two names appear most often on the 470 new IDs created for the class of 2023.
Link: Orientation concludes on Monday, Sept. 2 with Convocation. See the full schedule.
“Amherst College was doing ‘community engagement’ long before it actually was a phrase.” Richard Aronson ’69 on the College’s deep ties to the town of Amherst’s A Better Chance House, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.
“Each course is amazing in and of itself, with obvious intellectual benefits. But, for me, it is actually the social part that is most compelling.” Catherine Epstein, provost and dean of the faculty, on course-specific trips that take students around the globe.
“There I was, floating around the Mediterranean—and it sounds kind of corny now, but I decided to devote my life to public service.” Longtime Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau ’41, speaking of his experience after German bombs sank his World War II destroyer. Morgenthau died, at age 99, on July 21.
“The micro, the macro, everything’s so different from what people had imagined.” Malloy’s groundbreaking “Dimensionism” show in the Mead's Art Museum, which includes Capricious Forms by Wassily Kandinsky, closes on July 28.
“What if we could redefine work so that instead of determining the lives we have, it enables the lives we want?” Christine Bader ’93, on picking up and moving to Bali with her family in order to live more sustainably.