Education as Antidote

by Caroline Hanna

In her annual commencement address, President Biddy Martin told the newest alumni that these times require the best of their liberal arts educations.


Amherst Recognized with $1 Million Cooke Prize

by Caroline Hanna

The College will use it to close “invisible opportunity gaps.” 

Before Masterpiece Theater

by Rachel Rogol

If you were watching television on the evening of April 3, 1949, chances are you were choosing between a western film and NBC’s broadcast of Julius Caesar, performed by Amherst students.

Begging to Be Made Whole

by Sheila Flaherty-Jones

What does a curator do with a half-missing work of art? 

Being Unafraid

by Emily Gold Boutilier

Catching up with three of the first nine women to graduate from Amherst. 

Hearing from Students

by Katherine Duke ’05

For the new Amherst Voices video series, President Biddy Martin sat down with graduating members of the class of 2016. Here's some of what they told her. 

How to Make Sense of U.S. Politics

by Johnathan Obert

Jonathan Obert will teach an introductory course this fall on understanding American politics. How can alumni deepen their own understanding this election season? Here, the assistant professor of political science recommends four sources. 

LGBT Rights in Latin America

A Q&A with Javier Corrales, the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science and co-director of the LGBT Rights in the Americas Timeline, an Amherst College-based digital history initiative.

Publishing Arabic Voices

by Rachel Rogol

With its new issue, Amherst's literary magazine brings once-inaccessible writing to an English-speaking audience.

Two Alumni Join Board

by Emily Gold Boutilier

The new trustees are an ’82 psychologist and a ’76 lawyer.