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

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.