Event Calendar

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mon, May 4, 2020

Bolt Party Invite

The Met Gala: Bolt Magazine Interest and Launch Zoom Reception

It's the first Monday in May - the Met Gala - but because Vogue can't host it, we will! Please join us for a celebration of the launch of the first issue of Bolt Magazine, Amherst College's first fashion and arts magazine. Dress up, pick out a fun background, and self-supply a cookie. All students are welcome to attend, and we will be spending some time discussing the club for prospective students. Bolt was founded during the 2019-2020 school year to give an outlet to students interested in working on any aspect of a fashion magazine, please reach out to Dorothy Scarborough (dscarborough22@amherst.edu) or Sophie Caldwell (Scaldwell23@amherst.edu) to RSVP or to register interest in joining the magazine.

Students Only
Arthur Brooks and Phil Jackson

“COVID Conversations: Thinking Through the Pandemic,” with Arthur Brooks, hosted by the Rev. Philip A. Jackson ’85

COVID-19 has caused upheaval and grief; it has also led us to a new appreciation of compassion, resilience and selflessness. It has laid bare social inequalities and caused us, as individuals and as societies, to think more deeply about interdependence and responsibility to the common good.

Amherst is convening a series of live-streamed conversations addressing different facets of the pandemic's impact. Esteemed alumni experts and friends of the College will share their insights and answer your questions concerning this cataclysmic event and its ramifications for our society and ourselves. I hope you will join us and add your voice to the conversation.

Arthur Brooks, professor of the practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, former president of the American Enterprise Institute, host of the popular podcast The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks and author of Love Your Enemies, will be joined by Phil Jackson '85, Amherst College trustee and priest-in-charge and vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City.

Audience members may submit live questions for the Q&A portion of each conversation. Please use the button under each event to register for the event(s) of your choice. After registration, you will receive instructions for how to view the live-stream of the event. Login is required.

Questions? Please contact events@amherst.edu.

This series is sponsored by the President's Office and funded by the Croxton Lecture Fund.

Ongoing Events

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."