'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.

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.