Two Chronicle Articles Examine Student Divisions

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 10:27 AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article about "pernicious divisions" of race, class, gender and athletics at Amherst. In response, President Biddy Martin wrote an essay for the newspaper that addresses the article and places it in a broader societal context.

'79 Architecture Critic Writes About Emily Dickinson's House

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 10:24 AM

The poet's Main Street home "exerts a multitude of magnetic pulls," writes Blair Kamin '79 in the Chicago Tribune. "It's a restoration in progress, simultaneously enriching the familiar narrative of the poet's famously reclusive life and bidding visitors to re-examine it."

'83 Alum Discusses Disruption in Modern Market

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 10:04 AM

CNBC's Jim Cramer interviewed former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen '83 about his new book, The Disruptors' Feast. "The spirit of American business is not playing to avoid losing," van Paasschen said. "It's playing to win."

Op-Ed Considers Future Role of Spanish Language

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 10:03 AM

Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst, argued in The New York Times that a rejection of Spanish by President Trump will turn it into "a language of resistance."

'12 Alumnus Among Forbes "30 Under 30"

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 10:02 AM

 Andrew Reed '12, a partner at Sequoia Capital, "has been highly involved in more than six deals," according to the magazine, which placed Reed on its "30 Under 30" list in the Venture Capital category.

Amherst Senior Pens New York Times Letter on Campus Response to Election

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 9:59 AM

President Biddy Martin's "nuanced speech offered winners and losers a path forward, and was far more than another shout in a liberal echo chamber," wrote David Atkins '17 in a letter to the editor rebutting postelection coverage.

A Novelist's Proud Pilgrimage

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 9:57 AM

In an article for The New York Times, Chris Bohjalian '82 wrote of traveling to Nagorno-Karabakh. "I am an Armenian-American," he wrote, "but only at midlife did I understand the draw of this ancient land for me."

Washington Post Publishes Composite Rankings

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/8/2017, at 9:53 AM

The newspaper averaged the ordinal rankings from several lists to create a new ranking of liberal arts colleges.

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.