The news today naming the 2016 MacArthur Foundation Fellows includes a very familiar face.
We're extremely #AmherstProud that art historian and curator Kellie Jones '81 has been recognized for "bringing the work of critically important, but under-recognized, black artists into the canons of modern and contemporary art."
Two new series at Amherst are asking key questions about guns—and their role in modern society.
The year-long Copeland Colloquium will study cultural and sociological views on guns, while the LJST department’s “Guns in Law” lecture series, which begins today, will examine the distinct status of guns as objects of legal regulation.
Amherst remembers the three alumni lost on 9/11: Frederick C. Rimmele III ’90, Brock Safronoff ’97 and Maurita Tam ’01.
Five years ago, Brock’s widow, Tara Safronoff ’97, spoke to Amherst magazine about her life before and after the World Trade Center attacks. “I want the rest of my life to honor his memory,” she said then.
Mead Art Museum director and chief curator David E. Little says his goal with the recent renovations was to create "a museum that sparks the imagination and inspires debate."
Did that effort succeed? Find out tonight at the Mead Reimagined opening reception.
Paul Rieckhoff ’98 believes that veterans should remain at the forefront of American dialogue—and his organization, IAVA, is helping to keep them there. Tonight, the organization Rieckhoff founded will be in the spotlight as the host of the Commander-in-Chief Forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
What did your first year of college teach you? In this compilation by The New York Times, Brittanie Lewis '17 said she learned that other first-generation students like her should have confidence in their own perspectives and abilities.
What other advice would you give to the incoming class?
In an email to campus this afternoon, President Martin described drought conditions the Amherst area is currently experiencing, and made some recommendations about how members of the College community can contribute to a broader conservation effort.