Reunion 2015

Hear talks, panel discussions, musical performances and more. Watch video and hear audio of the events at Reunion 2015.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, 5/31/2015, at 3:25 PM
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Commencement Address 2015

President Biddy Martin urged the 470 members of the class of 2015 to follow the example of famous alumnus and legal activist Charles Hamilton Houston and restore faith in our society’s institutions by remaking them. “Take your talents, your energy and your humane hearts and do your best to combine right meaning with deeds,” she said. “And while you are at it, cherish your families, your friends and, most of all, yourselves.” Watch video.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, 5/24/2015, at (All day)
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https://www.amherst.edu/mm/480118
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Senior Class Speech 2015

Katherine C. Ponds ’15 addresses her classmates at Amherst’s 194th Commencement. “We are all connected and bound to one another,” she said, “because in these formative years every last one of us became who we’ve become and bore witness to the same transformation within others, whether we knew it at the time or not...” Watch video.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, 5/24/2015, at (All day)
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https://www.amherst.edu/mm/480117
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Conversations with Honored Guests, 2015

Listen to the talks by Amherst College’s honorary degree recipients, held during Commencement Weekend 2015. Hear audio.

Publication Date: 
Saturday, 5/23/2015, at (All day)
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https://www.amherst.edu/mm/480113
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Senior Assembly 2015

Senior Assembly took place in Johnson Chapel and featured the awarding of prizes and honorary class memberships; a speech by Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander; and talks by Ricky Altieri ’15 and Tony Russo ’15. Hear audio recordings of the talks.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, 5/6/2015, at (All day)
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https://www.amherst.edu/mm/479579
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Robert Gates: The Statesman, In His Own Words

During his April 28, 2015, visit to Amherst College, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates sat for an interview and answered questions about a range of topics, including understanding adversaries and holding civil dialogues. Watch video.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, 4/28/2015, at (All day)
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https://www.amherst.edu/news/eventsmultimedia/2015/node/606710/
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Amherst Virtual Lecture Series

Watch a variety of lectures, including Professor Carrie Palmquist (left) on “Children's Surprising Expectations about Pointing and Pointers,” Dr. Paul Rothman P’15 on “Changes in the American Health Care System,” and more. Sponsored by Alumni & Parent Programs. Watch videos.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, 4/22/2015, at 3:22 PM
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Conversation with President Martin at Homecoming 2014

Biddy Martin addresses alumni, families, students and friends at Homecoming.

Publication Date: 
Saturday, 11/8/2014, at 2:26 PM
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https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/multimedia/node/582868
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Lord Jeff: The Accidental Mascot

Mike Kelly, head of the Archives and Special Collections in Frost Library, will present the story of Lord Jeff from the birth of the original Lord Jeffery Amherst in 1717 through his first appearance on campus down to the recent controversies on campus. This presentation is based on extensive historical documents held in the Archives, including the Lord Jeffery Amherst Collection, the Plimpton Collection of French and Indian War Materials, and the Music at Amherst Collection. This program was presented by the Native American Students Association and the Multicultural Resource Center.

Publication Date: 
Saturday, 11/8/2014, at 2:34 PM
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https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/multimedia/node/582865
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Reflections on 40 Years of Teaching: A Conversation with Austin Sarat about Continuity and Change at Amherst College

Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and associate dean of the faculty, has taught at Amherst for 40 years. He will reflect on what has remained constant and what has been altered in the way Amherst educates its students since he began teaching here. Are the experiences of Amherst students of today radically different from those of their predecessors? How, if at all, have the aspirations of Amherst's faculty changed? How has the life of the classroom changed? What inferences can we draw about the situation of American higher education from Amherst's experience? His latest book, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty, was co-authored with four Amherst students, a rather unique collaboration in the annals of academic book publishing. What about Amherst made this collaboration possible, and what does it tell us about the kind of education Amherst will provide to future generations of students?

Publication Date: 
Saturday, 11/8/2014, at 2:31 PM
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https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/multimedia/node/582866
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