An Amherst Summer “Bucket List”

By Rebecca Ojserkis ’12 • July 27, 2011

Amherst students love the protection and comfort of the so-called college “bubble,” but we all need to escape into the real world from time to time. For most of us, summer is a great time to do just that—get a break from campus and return home or go elsewhere. But what about the students who stay at Amherst for the summer, interning or doing research? As one such undergraduate, I’ve found that, unlike during the school year, my fellow students and I have been able to spend a lot of time exploring the town of Amherst and the Pioneer Valley.

It makes sense, when you think about it: Many of us are living, for the summer, in residential halls close to town—the residence halls on The Hill, Cohan, Newport and Seligman, for example—and our jobs or studies often give us the flexibility to work in places other than the libraries and classrooms where we spend so many of our waking hours during the academic year. As a result, we’ve been able to get to know the Pioneer Valley in ways that snow, schoolwork and a hopping campus life often preclude.

Amherst College successfully remarkets $41.3 million bond offering

Submitted on Thursday, 8/4/2011, at 6:36 PM

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College today (Thursday, August 4, 2011) successfully remarketed $41.3 million in tax-exempt securities at a 0.2 percent rate for a 45 day period, a level Amherst officials say they are pleased with because it reflects the college’s strong financial position and substantial resources.

Despite downturn, Amherst College sees summer program revenues increase

AMHERST, Mass. – In a bid to boost their bottom lines, colleges have always worked hard to host camps, enrichment courses and other programs to keep their campuses busy during the summer months, when most students are away.

While some colleges have seen declines in summer program enrollments, Amherst College has seen its 2011 summer revenues increase to about $1.6 million, from $1.3 million two years ago.