Amherst Magazine, Summer 2008

Summer 2008 Cover

Life with Neavey
When Keith Millner ’92 married Kelly McCord, he also became a parent—to a school-aged girl who challenged his views about purpose, ambition and what it means to be human.
By Katherine Duke ’05

Two and a Half Hours a Week
In the political science class Regulating Citizenship, half the students are traditional Amherst kids. The other half live inside the Hampshire Jail and House of Corrections.
By Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne ’01 

Styles shift, gas prices rise, but at Commencement and Reunion, some things never change.
By Emily Gold Boutilier


College Row
The 30-somethings vs. the college kids—Five professors retire—Whose job is it, anyway?—How birds help flowers evolve—Lehane is newest trustee—Plants with STDs—And more

From the Folger
Shakespeare’s iPod

My Life
Catherine Sanderson, associate pro­fessor of psychology

Thank you, unwashed bandana

Amherst Creates
The anti-Rachael Ray—What Thoreau intended to write—Fiction by Chris Bohjalian ’82

What They Are Reading
Thomas Dumm, professor of political science


Profiles in Philanthropy
The Class of ‘08 Senior Gift Committee

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