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Cover: Bruce Becker ’80 and the Hotel Marcel during construction, photographed in 2020 by John Muggenborg © John Muggenborg.

Feature Articles

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The Remaking of a Modernist Masterpiece

Architect Bruce Becker’s ’80 latest project: a brutalist box, situated between an IKEA and an interstate that he’s turned into an energy-efficient boutique hotel.

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The Pride of Amherst

Before graduation, Haoran Tong ’23 had not left Massachusetts, or seen his parents, in more than three years. Here’s what he did and who he became during those many, many, many months on campus.

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Choosing Not to Act

My wife was a renowned oncologist who studied the benefits, risks and results of cancer treatments. Yet when she was dying of breast cancer, she told no one.

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Community News

Farewell to a former president, hello to a Hollywood actor, bon voyage to Fulbright winners and more.

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Amherst Creates

Black Women of Amherst College wins two Webby Awards; Blair Kamin ’79 asks, Who Is the City For?; Journeys of Nobel winner Edmund Phelps ’55; and four new books by Amherst faculty