Amherst Magazine, Spring 2008

Meet the Seniors

Meet the Seniors
Sure, they’re thrilled to graduate. But where are they going? Where have they been? We asked members of the Class of ’08 to name their favorite course, their biggest regret, the world’s greatest problem—and much more.

  Amherst Magazine, Spring 2008
The Surgeon

The Surgeon
As ambulances raced to Montgomery Regional Hospital, carrying victims of the massacre at nearby Virginia Tech, David Stoeckle ’68 tore over to the ER to try to save lives.  
By Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne ’01

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning
How Josh Gross ’98 came to fly helicopters in the U.S. Navy and then, on a foggy night in Texas, to die for his country. 
By Molly Lyons ’97


College Row
Inside politics—Need-blind goes global—At the prom—Interviewing Gorbachev—And more.

From the Folger
How I spent my January vacation.

My Life
Joel Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art.

Coach Thurston’s playbook—New baseball GM.

Amherst Creates
Fiction by Lauren Groff ’01—Amherst history from Doug Wilson ’62—J. David Jackson ’80 at the Met—Reena Sastri ’94 on Merrill.

What They Are Reading
Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor. 

The Stringer brothers—Military recruiting—And more.

Profiles in Philanthropy
Christine Noyer Seaver '81.