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.

Tuition "A Useless Concept," Says Former Trustee

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

What does a tuition number really mean? As former trustee Danielle Allen argues in The Washington Post, it may be the opposite of what your instincts are telling you.

 

'93 Health Care Advocate Named a Top Political Mover and Shaker by Capitol Weekly

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:41 AM

Anthony Wright '93 and Health Access, the nonprofit he leads, were recognized for their work to "expand quality care to middle- and low-income people."

'13 Dancer's Ballet Premiers at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:41 AM

Roger Creel '13 created and helped produce William's Folly, a ballet based on 20 of the Bard's sonnets.

Public Radio Stories Feature '64 Economist, Evolution of College Catalog

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/7/2016, at 10:40 AM

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz '64 discussed the future of the euro on American Public Media's Marketplace, while Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein and art professor Nicola Courtright described the "ideal learning environment" created by Amherst's innovative open curriculum and course offerings on National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

 

History Professor's Book Wins Award

Submitted on Monday, 8/15/2016, at 2:21 PM

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic awarded its inaugural Mary Kelley prize to Liberty's Prisoners, by Associate Professor Jen Manion, deeming it "the best book published on the history of women, gender or sexuality in the Early American Republic."

The Family Money Letter

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/26/2016, at 2:19 PM

In his New York Times "Your Money" column, Ron Lieber '93 wrote about Kimberly Palmer '01, author of the book Smart Mom, Rich Mom, and her family's tradition of writing money letters to one another.

 

A Face That's Everywhere

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/26/2016, at 2:19 PM

How did one law grad's face come to represent everything from poor financial planning to Chinese humble bragging? In a lighthearted piece for The New York Times, Dan Cluchey '08 follows his photo's epic trail.

 

Is Algebra Necessary?

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/26/2016, at 2:18 PM

The New Yorker followed Andrew Hacker '51, whose latest book argues against mandatory algebra education, as he defended his assertions at the National Museum of Mathematics.

 

Amherst Mourns Kimberly "KJ" Morris

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/5/2016, at 2:07 PM

The flag on Johnson Chapel flew at half-staff as Amherst mourned those affected by the tragic events in Orlando. One of the victims was Kimberly "KJ" Morris, a former staff member (2001-04). Working at the Keefe Campus Center, KJ touched many lives in the Amherst community.