Understanding Wealth

by Eric Goldscheider

By the time Chloe McKenzie ’14 had finished her junior year at Amherst, she had a position lined up as a mortgage trader at a major investment bank. She graduated the next year and headed off to Wall Street for a job she loved, but she soon realized that it only “checked one of the boxes” she needed to be happy.

Coming Back From the Dead

by Eric Goldscheider

A volcanic eruption wiped out most animal and plant life on remote Kasatochi Island. This makes it an ideal location to study biogeography.

A New Kind of Skepticism

by Katherine Duke '05

In an article inspired by an Amherst reunion and published in Science, four classmates address climate change—and changes in the way people argue about it.