Amherst Bulletin: Newcomer impressed by Amherst's endurance

Kai Goldynia ’13 gave some thoughts on his home for four years in a piece that was published in the local paper.

Wall Street Journal: Behind the Scenes of Argentina’s Power Couple

The Wall Street Journal consulted political science professor Javier Corrales for an analysis of the president of Argentina and her late husband. “She was out there and Néstor was more reserved,” Corrales told the paper. “One interpretation was that he was more low-profile. The other interpretation was that he was the brain and she the mouth.”

Publishers Weekly: A Conversation on Love

“The mind is a restless thing and should be allowed to wander and to wonder,” Ilan Stavans told Publishers Weekly in a short piece about his latest work, With All Thine Heart: Love and the Bible. “We are often asking the mind to settle down, particularly in academia where specialists are celebrated for knowing a lot about very little.”

Museums 10’s Table for 10 Initiative

The Museums 10 collaboration—to which the Emily Dickinson, Mead Art and Natural History museums belong—has been generating buzz for its Table for 10 programming this year. The initiative was the focus of pieces by reporters with the Boston Globe, Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription required), WAMC radio and Springfield Republican.

Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Announces His Resignation

Los Angeles Times: Venezuela awaits results of National Assembly elections

“The government is facing the highest degree of unpopularity since 2003,” said political science professor Javier Corrales about this fall’s Venezuelan elections in a lengthy piece. “But at the same time, it has acquired more mechanisms to protect its stranglehold on power. The government always finds a way to contain it, and this election is no exception.”

ESPN The Magazine: Belichick's brand of coaching is nothing new

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

ESPN The Magazine consulted Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, about his thoughts on what some consider the split personality of New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick. "The equivalent figure is Andrew Carnegie," Guttmann said in the piece. "He was a fairly ruthless entrepreneur in the steel industry. And there were bloody strikes at the Carnegie mills. He didn't lose a lot of sleep about that. At the same time, the guy was endowing libraries all over the country and setting up foundations. So he was on both sides of the fence."

WAMC-FM: Academic Minutes with Lawrence Douglas, Deborah Gewertz and Ilan Stavans

The Albany-area National Public Radio affiliate featured Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and chair of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought; Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology-Sociology and Ilan Stavans, Latin American and Latino Culture professor, in three segments about their research. Douglas spoke about the correlation between law and morality, Gewertz discussed the history of instant noodles and what they mean to different cultures and Stavans opined about a classic work of literature. Does romance end when summer does?

Psychology professor and relationship expert Catherine Sanderson commented on summer romances in this article for the news website. “People out of their regular environment find it easier to pursue romance or love [during vacation], especially late adolescents, because they don’t have classes or exams, as they would in their regular social world,” she explained. “They almost take on a different persona, and that can make it easier for some students to engage in summer romances.”

America's Quarterly: Labor's Stand for Immigration Reform

2010-11 Copeland Fellow Daniel Altschuler, also a member of Amherst’s Class of 2004, spoke with a prominent labor leader about immigration reform and posted it on his blog with the journal Americas Quarterly.