The Future of Digital Memory

September 29, 2016

Watch a presentation on “Digital Archives, Datum Storytelling and the Future of Memory” by Marisa Parham, professor of English and director of the Five College Digital Humanities Project, at a recent conference organized by the National Digital Initiatives team at the Library of Congress.

Financial Aid for Social Change

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/20/2016, at 1:30 PM

This week President Biddy Martin took part in a panel discussion hosted by the Ford Foundation. The event, called "Funding Futures: Scholarships as Agents of Social Change," is available for viewing on the Ford website. To see Martin, begin at 5:26:45.

'97 Screenwriter on Women of Wall Street

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/20/2016, at 1:29 PM

In an interview with New Republic, Amy Fox '97 talked about female ambition, Wall Street and her new film, Equity.

Wisdom for New Students

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:46 AM

"You are now part of a conversation that would be lacking without your voice," said Brittanie Lewis '17 in The New York Times, offering her advice to new college students.

Conquering the First-Year Fear of Failure

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:45 AM

"I vividly recall my reaction when I learned that I had been admitted to Amherst College," writes David Kirp '65 in The New York Times: "The admissions office must have made a terrible mistake." His op-ed is a timely reminder about the importance of confidence.

Ditch the Deadlines

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:44 AM

In a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Assistant Professor of History Ellen Boucher argues that it's time to stop penalizing undergraduates for late work.

Tuition "A Useless Concept," Says Former Trustee

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:44 AM

What does a tuition number really mean? As former trustee Danielle Allen argues in The Washington Post, it may be the opposite of what your instincts are telling you.

 

'93 Health Care Advocate Named a Top Political Mover and Shaker by Capitol Weekly

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:41 AM

Anthony Wright '93 and Health Access, the nonprofit he leads, were recognized for their work to "expand quality care to middle- and low-income people."

'13 Dancer's Ballet Premiers at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:41 AM

Roger Creel '13 created and helped produce William's Folly, a ballet based on 20 of the Bard's sonnets.

Public Radio Stories Feature '64 Economist, Evolution of College Catalog

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:40 AM

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz '64 discussed the future of the euro on American Public Media's Marketplace, while Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein and art professor Nicola Courtright described the "ideal learning environment" created by Amherst's innovative open curriculum and course offerings on National Public Radio's Morning Edition.