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Senior Editor  
Katharine Whittemore

Alumni Editor  
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director  
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor  
Katherine Duke ’05

Consulting Editor
Meredith Rollins ’93

Communications Coordinator
Madeline Levine



Feature Articles

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“You Can’t Have ADHD. You Went to Amherst”

What is it like to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder as an adult? Alumni tell their stories.

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The Art of the State

Take a look into the life and legislation of Baltimore City’s Sandy Rosenberg ’72, who has served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 40 years. 

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Reading Lights

Sometimes it takes fiction to reveal important truths. Resolve to illuminate your life with novels and stories in the new year. 

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Community News

A visit from the governor, a Project for Peace, a new bookstore in town and more

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Amherst Creates

Emilie Boone ’02 on Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee; sci-fi from Jared Moshé ’01; Dear Memphis, writes Rachel Edelman ’09; and Carlyle Eubank ’10’s cop-and-canine thriller