Amherst Magazine, Fall/Winter 2006


On September 11, 2001, thousands of New Yorkers—bystanders, photojournalists, imperiled office workers—took out their cameras in the face of disaster. David Friend ’77 has unearthed the stories behind 50 photos of the day.
By Molly Lyons ’97


Needle in a Haystack
Malaria has been eradicated from many parts of the world, but it still infects more people each year than AIDS. When scientist Sean Prigge ’91 found a possible new treatment for malaria, he sent it to the lab, crossed his fingers and waited.
By Tom Nugent

Before He Was Famous
At one time, preacher and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, Class of 1834, was the most famous man in America, as well-known as Oprah Winfrey is today. But first, he arrived at Amherst as a shy freshman, Bible in hand.
By Debby Applegate ’89


Parting thoughts: An interview with Tom Eagleton
Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton ’50 died on March 4 at the age of 77. This interview with Eagleton appeared in the Summer 1986 issue of Amherst magazine.


College Row
Early decision—Lost and found Frost—On the radio—Work in progress—Faculty awards and activities—Buried treasure—And more. Also: From the Folger, From the Archives and Verbatim.

"Ten Years After," by Susan Snively.

What it takes.

Amherst Creates
Fiction by Ilán Stavans—An Iraq memoir from Paul Rieckhoff ’98—Jonatha Brooke ’85 sings live in New York. Also: Short Takes.

What They Are Reading
Anthony Bishop, assistant professor of chemistry.

The Darp—Skewed world view—ROTC on campus—Professor Commager.

Profiles in Philanthropy
Thomas B. Keith ’60