Winter 2003


Creature Comforter
As head veterinarian at the National Zoological Park, Suzan Murray '84 keeps the capital's wildlife healthy.
By Stacey Schmeidel

Shelton's Rebellion
Dan Shelton '81 has carved out a niche for himself as a premier importer of exotic—some would say weird—beer.
By Paul Statt '78

The Song of the Caravan
The music of Central Asia fell into obscurity when the Silk Road was eclipsed as the region's main trade artery 500 years ago. Through the Silk Road Project, Ted Levin '73 hopes to revive this vibrant cultural tradition.
By Rebecca Binder '02


College Row
The Homestead and The Evergreens merge—Five College Book Depository is established—Remembering Prof. Dudley Towne and Thomas Wyman '51—Mobile physics—Interterm—New editor.

Nice guys finish almost first as Amherst alums go to the national rugby championships. By Cabe Franklin '94—Winter sports roundup—many of the teams made strong showings in the championships.

Amherst Authors
Cities and sin in imperial Germany—A sumptuous new book from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The pros and cons of conservative professors at Amherst—A new student satire publication.


“Summer Camp”
A poem by Matthew Zapruder '89

Performances for Art and Faith
The audience participates at a Fluxus performance—Amherst College Gospel Choir raises the rafters