Quantum Computing: A Must for National Security

Submitted on Friday, 5/12/2017, at 11:12 AM

The race for a quantum computer is the new arms race, argues Idalia Friedson '15 in National Review.

A Student's Request to World Leaders

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/26/2017, at 3:26 PM

As Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Trump, NPR spoke with Jasmine Shao '18 about what she'd like to hear from the two leaders.

Professor Stavans on Selfies

Submitted on Tuesday, 3/28/2017, at 2:45 PM

Inside Higher Ed reviewed I Love My Selfie, a new book by Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture. Stavans wrote about the purpose and meaning of these ubiquitous photos in the Winter 2017 Amherst magazine.

Taubman on Gorbachev

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/22/2017, at 11:28 AM

Professor William Taubman, whose biography on Nikita Khrushchev won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004, will release a much-anticipated book on Mikhail Gorbachev next fall. The Washington Post named the biography one of 10 books on leadership to read in 2017. Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.

Two Seniors on "Locker Room" Dialogue

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

In separate articles published in The Huffington PostSophie Currin '17 and David Lander '17 contribute to the ongoing discourse on "locker room talk."

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.