A cover of the Amherst magazine with a woman and a blank hello name tag Editor
Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer
Katharine Whittemore

Email us at: magazine@amherst.edu

Feature Articles

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Inside a “No-Excuses” School

Joanne Wang Golann ’04 spent 18 months shadowing students and teachers at an academy with a controversial approach.

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Wise & Bright

What’s in a name? For one young woman raised in three different countries, the answer has never been simple.

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What Is a Book?

It’s an inspiration. A challenge. A sculpture. Get a close look at the collaboration known as the Solidarity Book Project.

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Community News

The first Presidential Scholar, what new professors are currently teaching and climate science research in Antartica and more.

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Amherst Creates

Drums and comedy, a prequel to The Da Vinci Code, and the first woman to bicycle around the world highlight this issue's alumni creations.