Spring 2002


Margaret Mead and the Death of Alexis Gewertz Shepard
After their daughter died in an accident, two anthropologists agreed to join native friends in Papua New Guinea for a mourning ritual that was touching and difficult.
By Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington

Need and Solitude
Weakened by ALS, writer Phil Simmons '80 finds generous support—and much to think about—in his small New Hampshire village.
By Paul Statt '78

Hope on the Air
Christine Galavotti '78 and her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control are using the radio to curb AIDS in Africa.
By Jennifer Acker '00

Special Feature
President Gerety Announces Plans to Step Down


College Row
New life for an old landmark—Remembering Prof. G. Armour Craig '37—Shea becomes Treasurer—Martin, Barton '07, and Fish.

Softball pitcher Lauren Peloquin is downright miraculous.
By Kevin Graber

Amherst Authors
Two books about remembering—Received and recommended.

About Class Notes—Design is praised—Things Robert Frost said—Smallpox redux.


"The Picture Was Incredible"
At 4 p.m. on September 21, 1938, the great 1938 Hurricane struck Amherst.

Photo Ops
Aqua-pella— Philip T. Ives '32 Weather Station

Johnson Chapel Associate Profile
Peter J. Weiller '56