Amherst Magazine, Winter 2006

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Beyond the Bestseller List
Author Chris Bohjalian ’82 infuses his fiction with real-world detail.
By Melissa Pasanen



How Green Is Our Valley?
At Amherst, green is the new black. A look at the increasing interest in sustainability—in classes, construction and daily life.
By Rob Weir



Looking at Emily
Images of poet Emily Dickinson have shaped our understanding of her life and work.
By Daria D’Arienzo


College Row
Earth Sciences Building opens—Planning for the future—A vote against investments in Sudan—James E. Ostendarp—George L. Cadigan ’33—Rhodes Scholar—Healthy eating—A better Interterm—Ask philosophers—Dean’s Days. Also: From the Folger and Verbatim.

From the President
Planning for Amherst’s third century.

Faculty Profile
Andrew Parker, professor of English.

Derek Cherney ’07.

Amherst Creates
Bosnia revisited—Poems by a skeptic traveler. Also: Short Takes.

Johnson Chapel Associate
Michael Barach ’80