My Hero, the Outlaw of Amherst: New York Times

Times art critic Holland Cotter wrote this column about the many “versions” of Emily Dickinson and his own touching experience of visiting the Belle of Amherst’s house, now the college’s Emily Dickinson Museum.

Springfield Republican: Amherst College senior Elias Aba Milki receives $25K grant for study of hip-hop's healing potential

Elias Aba Milki ’10 and his Watson Fellowship were the subject of this profile in the Springfield Republican newspaper.

Washington Post blog: Imagining the Shroud of Turin

Matthew N. Schmalz ’87, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross, gave his views on the Shroud of Turin and discussed how art and the history of art professor Joel Upton shaped thinking about the relic.

Weekly Standard: A Crisis Republicans Should Not Waste

Political science professor Hadley Arkes weighed in on the affect that the passage of health care has had on both the Democratic and Republican parties in a column in The Weekly Standard. "Consumption, Well-Being and Awareness"

Economics professor Daniel Barbezat discussed developing and deepening awareness of how much we consume and how we feel in this essay he penned for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Web site.

New York Times: An Opera’s Very Long Overture

The much-anticipated but long-overdue debut of all three acts of Lewis Spratlan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Life is a Dream this coming summer was discussed in a lengthy New York Times article.

Jewish Daily Forward: Jewish Picture Books: A Magical Mixture

A new exhibit, “Monsters and Miracles: A Journey Through Jewish Picture Books,” opening in Los Angeles on April 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center, presents a chronological and historical context of how the Jewish picture book has evolved. Exhibit co-curator Ilan Stavans, Amherst College’s Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and a contributing editor at the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper spoke with a reporter about the show in a lengthy Q&A.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A Nation Haunted by its Past

Political science professor William Taubman was quoted in this story about a new book exploring Russian history.

Boston Globe: Shadow Play

English professor William Pritchard reviewed Sue Miller’s latest novel in this article for the New England newspaper.

Orlando Sentinel: Have extended jobless benefits added to unemployment rate?

Economics professor Walter Nicholson served as an expert source for this piece on employment on the Florida newspaper’s Web site.




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