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.
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.
Hailing the College as "a national leader in expanding access to college for low-income students," the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation named Amherst the 2016 recipient of a prize that will be used to close what President Biddy Martin calls "invisible opportunity gaps." In a New York Times column about the award, Frank Bruni described Amherst as an "exemplar" and "way, way ahead of most of its peers" in enrolling low-income students.
"I think that, in our society, the idea of motherhood is pathologically ill, and even well-meaning people assume martyrdom in a mother," says the best-selling novelist in a recent New Yorker interview.
Travis Bristol '03, a former high school English teacher and now a research and policy fellow at Stanford, argues in The Washington Post that public schools should focus more on recruiting and retaining teachers of color. Many other publications, including Amherst magazine, have covered Bristol's research.
Jamie Horowitz '98, president of Fox Sports National Networks, is garnering national attention for his plan to transform FS1, the cable sports network of 21st Century Fox. "This is the mission," Horowitz told The New York Times: "Two thoughtful guys in a format that allows them to say incisive things that other people hadn't considered or weren't exposed to."
A Boston Globe article on quirky commencements describes Amherst's practice of giving each graduate a Conway Cane—a symbol of "how a college education can support students' lives long after they leave school." The tradition dates to the 1800s and was revived and reshaped by the class of 2003.