Amherst Magazine, Fall 2005


Strengthening the Levees
Visit the college's News & Events pages to read the full text and listen to audio of President Anthony W. Marx's Convocation speech.

King of Prints
As Amherst's natural history collection moves from the Pratt Museum to new quarters, a knowledgeable admirer reflects on illuminated mastodons, Noah's raven and "stony bird tracks."
By Nancy Pick '83; photographs by Frank Ward

A Luminous Legacy
A photo essay capturing the oddities and treasures in Amherst's natural history collection.
By Frank Ward

Broadway's Country Home
The summer retreat of actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne was a magnet for theater royalty in the '30s and '40s. Now, thanks to the late Joe Garton '69, the estate lives again.
By Emily Krone


College Row
Amherst responds to Katrina—James and Stearns reborn—New trustees—Professor Ben DeMott—Amherst and Habitat—IT director named—Baird on Amherst English—Poetry today—Faculty achievements. Also: From the Folger and Verbatim.

Miya Warner '06.

Amherst Creates
John Brown revisited—Channeling Julia Child. Also: Short Takes.

From the Archives
The year of the flood, 1936.

Johnson Chapel Associate