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Solar Energy

On April 8—armed with picnic blankets, Frisbees, eclipse glasses and solar telescopes—the Amherst College community gathered on the Main Quad to take in the near-total eclipse. 

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Continuing Education

Alex DelFranco ’24 is exploring school systems around the world.

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Astronomical Success

No other Amherst student in more than 40 years has received the honor that came to Cailin Plunkett ’23 last fall.

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Another Amherst First

In March, Amherst College became the first liberal arts college in the country to offer, on its own, a major in the field of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) studies.