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Charting a Course for Amherst's Future

Welcome. I encourage you to participate in ongoing discussions about the future direction and priorities of Amherst College. As mentioned in my letter, you can send me your reactions via e-mail to This page will feature my responses to comments and questions from alumni, parents and friends; additional information about emerging initiatives; and related information. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates. In the meantime, here’s the text of the September 22nd letter that I sent to the college community. I look forward to hearing from you. —Tony Marx

President Marx Video

Watch Video: President Anthony W. Marx Speaks with Alumni and Parents About the Future of the College

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Alumni Share Their Views

We have been delighted to receive expressions of support from many alumni ranging from the Classes of 1936 to 2006, and thank all of you for your thoughtful comments, suggestions, and questions.

“I applaud the directions in which the current planning is going.” — Alumnus, Class of 1955

“Your recent letter is a reminder of why I am proud to be an Amherst graduate.” — Alumna, Class of 1979

“I am extremely pleased with the direction the College is headed…please continue the course.” — Alumnus, Class of 2004

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