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.

Financial Aid for Social Change

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/20/2016, at 1:30 PM

This week President Biddy Martin took part in a panel discussion hosted by the Ford Foundation. The event, called "Funding Futures: Scholarships as Agents of Social Change," is available for viewing on the Ford website. To see Martin, begin at 5:26:45.

'97 Screenwriter on Women of Wall Street

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/20/2016, at 1:29 PM

In an interview with New Republic, Amy Fox '97 talked about female ambition, Wall Street and her new film, Equity.

Wisdom for New Students

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:46 AM

"You are now part of a conversation that would be lacking without your voice," said Brittanie Lewis '17 in The New York Times, offering her advice to new college students.

Conquering the First-Year Fear of Failure

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:45 AM

"I vividly recall my reaction when I learned that I had been admitted to Amherst College," writes David Kirp '65 in The New York Times: "The admissions office must have made a terrible mistake." His op-ed is a timely reminder about the importance of confidence.

Ditch the Deadlines

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:44 AM

In a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Assistant Professor of History Ellen Boucher argues that it's time to stop penalizing undergraduates for late work.