Baseball team to tour Japan with reading list, professors, to play historic games

Submitted on Friday, 8/1/2014, at 7:01 AM

By Peter Rooney

Amherst College played Williams College in the first intercollegiate baseball game 155 years ago. In August, the team travels to Japan to make history again, playing a series of games against Doshisha University,  a private college in Kyoto founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima, Amherst Class of 1870. 

Economics Professor’s Ambitious Experiment Takes Aim at Childhood Malnutrition in India

July 29, 2014


Prakarsh Singh speaks with a mother and children in India

Amherst economics professor Prakarsh Singh has a bold idea for combatting child malnutrition in India: Why not reward government-funded health workers who help children become healthy and inform mothers about the right diet for their kids?