Rolling Stone Features ’95 Alumna

Submitted on Thursday, 12/21/2017, at 11:06 AM

Geologist Andrea Dutton ’95 is one of the magazine’s 25 People Shaping the Future. As the magazine explains, “Dutton is investigating one of the most important scientific questions of our time, one upon which millions of lives, and trillions of dollars in real estate and other investments, depend.”

’15 Alum Wins Spot on Forbes List

Submitted on Thursday, 12/21/2017, at 11:04 AM

The business magazine named Eli Harris ’15, co-founder and CEO of EcoFlow Tech, as one of its “30 Under 30 in Energy 2018.”

Visiting Professor Wins National Book Award

Submitted on Thursday, 12/21/2017, at 11:02 AM

Masha Gessen, the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy, won the nonfiction prize this week for The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. Next semester she’ll teach two Amherst courses, “Americans Writing Russia, 100 Years On,” and “The Media and the 2016 Campaign.” Read the NPR Story

A Transfer Essay That Worked

Submitted on Thursday, 12/21/2017, at 10:58 AM

What does a successful transfer application essay look like? In an article for U.S. News & World Report, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 examined what made one submission so effective.

Amherst Student Appointed to State Task Force

Submitted on Thursday, 12/21/2017, at 10:57 AM

Deborah “D.J.” Williams ’20 is one of 17 people (and the only student) named to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s new task force on hate crimes.

Masha Gessen on Russian Totalitarianism

Submitted on Tuesday, 11/7/2017, at 10:59 AM

Every year Amherst sees an influx of visiting faculty members who add their unique perspectives to the important discussions that take place inside—and outside—classrooms and labs. This semester, journalist Masha Gessen is one such professor. She recently spoke to WBEZ in Chicago about the resurgence of Russian totalitarianism.

Jeffrey C. Hall ’67 Wins Nobel Prize

Submitted on Thursday, 10/19/2017, at 12:05 PM

Amherst congratulates geneticist Jeffrey C. Hall ’67 on his 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He and two fellow scientists were recognized for their discoveries of the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. Hall is the fifth Amherst graduate to receive a Nobel Prize. 

Anything and Everything

Submitted on Thursday, 10/19/2017, at 12:04 PM

Code runtimes. Kanye West’s Yeezus. Buddhism. On his first visit to Amherst, Emmanuel Osunlana ’18 had conversations on all three of these topics. As he writes in U.S. News & World Report, the intellectual curiosity of the students and the dedication of faculty drew him to the College—and, along with the alumni network, expanded his horizons once he arrived. 

Suarez Speaks on Puerto Rico

Submitted on Thursday, 10/19/2017, at 12:02 PM

Ray Suarez, the John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies, talked with the local news about what Massachusetts’ role should be in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Suarez, a broadcast journalist, is one of 22 visiting faculty members at Amherst this year.

Keep It Short

Submitted on Thursday, 10/19/2017, at 12:01 PM

“Brevity is the soul of twit. Don’t maximize that maxim,” wrote comedian Aparna Nancherla ’05E in the Sept. 28 New York Times. Her op-ed was a response to Twitter’s plan to allow 280 characters per message, doubling its traditional limit