Alexis Chavez-Salinas ’22

Quote by Alexis Chavez-Salinas

“It allowed me to look at myself completely differently. Classes like this are why I chose to come to Amherst.” Alexis Chavez-Salinas ’22 on his First-Year Seminar “ Finding Your Roots,” taught by Professor Rick A. Lopez ’93.

Amherst Fact: Pooja Rangan

Pooja Rangan receives the Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book

Assistant Professor Pooja Rangan’s Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary has won the 2019 Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book.

NOTE: Read a review of the book by her former student. 

Adrienne White-Faines ’82

Quote by Adrienne White-Faines

“Wade Fellows helped show us how to reconcile the blessing and burden of our education, to take it and do something for our communities.” Adrienne White-Faines ’82 speaking about a program that for decades has introduced Amherst students to the successful and rewarding careers of notable black alumni. 

Note: Neuroradiologist Nadia Biassou ’88, the newest Wade Fellow, has been appointed for the 2019-21 academic years.

Arianne Abela

Quote by Arianne Abela

“Why not take music one step further? Why not use it to help others, or to comment on injustices, or to speak up for people?” Arianne Abela, Amherst's choral director,  on leveraging the power of music.

Jennifer Egan

Quote by Jennifer Eagan

“There are a lot of writers who find a groove and spend a career mining that vein. I seem to be exactly the opposite.” Novelist Jennifer Egan in an interview with The Economist. She will keynote Amherst’s 4th annual LitFest this weekend. 

Andreas Georgiou ’83

Quote by Andreas Georgiou

“If you asked me what are the big loves of my life, as top three I would put my country, my daughter and my mother. So for me, this was very painful.”  Andreas Georgiou ’83, who faces life in prison for recalculating the Greek deficit

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Breaking News

Amherst College plans to go carbon-neutral by 2030

College Plans to Go Carbon-Neutral by 2030. The College’s Climate Action Plan provides a roadmap for the College to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Doug Lowy ’64

Doug Lowy Quote: "I had a big growing up moment senior year."

“I had a big growing-up moment senior year.”  Doug Lowy ’64, a former art-history major, went on to pioneer the HPV vaccine

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