Amherst Magazine, Summer 2005


Opening the Doors of Learning
A call to American colleges and universities to improve educational access for talented students from underrepresented backgrounds. Read Mandela's address and the honorary degree citations, and see video of the event, on the college's News & Events pages.

The Founder's Vision
President Anthony W. Marx's Commencement address. Read a transcript of the address, and hear audio, on the college's Commencement pages.

And Education for All
A high school principal, a charter school teacher and a public school superintendent describe how they are achieving educational equity and overturning assumptions about disadvantaged students.
By Joseph Wilson '64, Vanessa Torres Hernandez '01 and Jere Hochman

A Poet Still
Richard Wilbur '42 is the elder statesman of American poets, but age has neither mellowed him nor slowed him down. At 84, he is producing some of the most sublime poems of his long career.
By Henry Stimpson

Faculty Profile
Kannan Jagannathan, professor of physics.


College Row
Eight receive honorary degrees—Secondary school teachers honored during Commencement weekend—Two faculty members retire—Professor Gregory S. Call appointed dean of faculty—Career Center gets a new home—Professor Frank Trapp—Amherst launches new telementoring program. Also: From the Folger.

Zach Schonberger '06, from schusser to swatter.

Amherst Creates
Rules for old men—Oscar Parties—Butch generations. Also: Short Takes.

What They’re Reading
Ronald Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and professor of French and European studies.

The pain of war—Living with mental health—Honor Code—Walker Hall.

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