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Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor 
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director 
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor 
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer 
Katharine Whittemore

Feature Articles

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American Stories

A new Amherst exhibition considers the role of art in creating, reinforcing and challenging our ideas about national identity.

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"So Find the Joy"

That’s what Kate Stayman-London ’05 says in this Q&A that lists Jane Austen, Jordan Peele and Connie Congdon—and explains the inspiration for her escapist, subversive debut novel, One to Watch.

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18 22 30

A psychology professor asked 58 members of the class of 2009 about race and class, as first-years, as seniors and again at age 30. The takeaway? Everyone has gained much deeper perspective.