May 23, 2004

Under cloudy skies that cleared as the graduates marched off the Main Quadrangle, 428 men and women received bachelor of arts degrees today at Amherst College. In his traditional address Amherst President Anthony W. Marx, who took office last July, criticized American higher education for its lack of inclusion. "Though we believe we are a society of educational venture capitalists, we are instead still investing far more in "blue chip" students than in "start-ups." We should know better."

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