WBUR-FM: Profiles Of Extraordinary Graduates: Ruben Sepulveda

The Boston-area NPR affiliate featured a lengthy story on Ruben Sepulveda ’13, a community college transfer student who is currently attending Amherst.

Associated Press: Amherst College Honors World War II Veterans

In a piece that ran in several media outlets across the country, the AP featured Richard Hunter ’44, J. Bruce Duncan ’45, Frank R.L. Egloff ’46 and C. Burns Roehrig ’45 who finally received long-overdue diplomas at Amherst’s commencement May 22. “Of course we wanted to honor these men who gave so much to the nation,” President Anthony W. Marx told reporter Mark Pratt. “It’s a statement of pride and an acknowledgment of service.”

Springfield Republican: 4 Western Massachusetts students among 29 statewide to be issued 'Who Shine' awards by Board of Higher Education

Two Amherst transfer students, Jacob S. Powers and Ruben Sepulveda, were featured in a newspaper piece that highlighted the successes of the state’s community college system. Powers and Sepulveda were also honored in a ceremony at the Statehouse.

WFCR-FM: Justice Tested in the Prince Case

News of the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the resolution of the Phoebe Prince bullying case in May of 2011 placed a spotlight on widely differing aspects of the U.S. justice system. LJST professor Austin Sarat spoke with WFCR’s Susan Kaplan that in cases like the Prince suicide, in which a small community is galvanized around a terrible event, the justice system is put to it’s severest test.

Associated Press: Amherst College Urges Students To Ease Up On Technology Use

The AP wire ran a brief about Amherst Unplugged, an initiative encouraging students to turn off their technological devices for any part of April 8, that was picked up by newspapers and other media outlets across the country. The event was also mentioned in pieces that ran in the Boston Globe, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Hartford Courant and Holyoke Enterprise, to name a few.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Libraries, Publishers, and a Plea for Shotgun Weddings

Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert discussed the state of academic publishing in a column that was published in the publication that covers the higher education field.