Rebecca Seagal ’18 and her parents

She’s in the Army Now

by Katharine Whittemore

Rebecca Segal ’18, Amherst’s first Army ROTC student in two decades, received her commission at Johnson Chapel.

Guided by Poetry

by Caroline Hanna

As the rain held off and thousands of loved ones looked on, Amherst awarded B.A. degrees to more than 480 seniors.

Future Promise

by Rachael Hanley

The College’s new fundraising campaign launched publicly with a $100 million anonymous gift—and an ambitious new agenda for the liberal arts.

Screen Saver

by Katharine Whittemore

The Amherst chapter of a preventative health program headed off campus to screen people for kidney disease.

Deconstructing the Game

by Katherine Duke ’05

Marisa Parham’s course on videogames presents several challenges, because it’s so popular and because the idea of “digital humanities” is so complex.

The Women of the Uprising

by Katharine Whittemore

On the eve of their graduation, the three friends who sparked the transformative campus protest of 2015 shared their thoughts.

Coach Dave Hixon
Q&A: Dave Hixon ’75

by Katharine Whittemore

To mark the occasion of coach Dave Hixon ’75 surpassing 800 career wins, we asked him about everything from his TV look-alike to his favorite book to his recruiting philosophy.

Trustees Elect New Chair

by Emily Gold Boutilier

Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85 replaces Cullen Murphy ’74. At the same time, five new trustees join the board.

Black Men of Amherst: The Second Edition

by Katharine Whittemore

Black Men of Amherst, by Harold Wade Jr. ’68, “is a touchstone for a lot of us at Amherst,” says Anthony Jack ’07. And now, four decades after its publication, a second edition of the book is planned—with Jack as its editor.