Today President Biddy Martin announced that Amherst will soon host an incredible lineup of speakers, including author and journalist Masha Gessen, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, art historian Kellie Jones '81, and award-winning novelists during LitFest 2017.
In response to inquiries about an event in Chapin Chapel scheduled for Jan. 19, the College issued the following statement: This event was privately organized by multi-faith religious advisers who use our campus chapel. They are not acting on behalf of the College. As we previously emphasized, we indeed care deeply about the concerns of students who may be worried about immigration issues, and that is why we are providing a wide range of resources to assist those individuals. At the same time, we have upheld the law and always will.
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Our homepage quote of the day recognizes Anthony Jack '07 for his Wade Fellowship. http://amhrst.is/JackWadeFellowship
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Our first featured speaker for 2017 is a fearless journalist and outspoken activist who has gone to great personal risk to write about human rights violations, gender issues and the current cultural and political climate in Russia.
Hand-cut silhouettes, daguerreotypes and a lock of the poet's hair—all on loan from the College—will be part of The Morgan Library & Museum's ambitious new exhibition "I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson," opening this week.
The Greenway demonstration kitchen was off to a good start with the Interterm class Pasta 101. Students: Amir Hall '17, Bonnie Drake '17, and Amanda Patsis '17. Photos by Maria Stenzel Read the full article: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/539851
Thanks to The Green Room, Amherst College's student-run theater group, for bring levity to the winter with their hilarious parody, "Harry Potter and the Slightly Unfortunate Child."
As they note, "This original production is presented to you by students who hated Cursed Child just as much as you did."
Interterm has begun!
Today, students in Celestial Navigation—just one of the courses offered during the break—studied nautical charts (and will next learn how to navigate using star positions).
"In this particular photo, we were figuring out the due course and distance between two points of interest," said Mikael Durell 19E.
Find full course descriptions and registration info at http://amhrst.is/Interterm17
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January 3 at 8:55 am
Happy New Year from Amherst College
Best wishes for the New Year from Amherst College.
January 1 at 10:03 am
Happy 2017 from Amherst College!
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December 31 at 10:38 am
Looking for new connections in the new year? Two stats students found some by mining data in two Amherst course catalogues.
The interactive maps they created (based on word choice in course descriptions) show how cross-department relationships have changed over time.
"Things have become increasingly more connected," noted Professor of Statistics Nick Horton. "That was a great insight they were able to make."
At Amherst College, every student is invited to a Pindar Field Dinner during the school year. Students dress up, enjoy an elegant meal and learn something new—all while socializing with people they don’t know. In this album, we present select photos from two dinners in the series, held this fall. Find more photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/amherstcollege/albums
"At no point did I give up." Your motivational Amherst homepage quote for the day from activist Kimmie Weeks '05, a survivor of the 1990s civil war in Liberia. After graduating from the College, he founded his country's first child rights advocacy organization.
Gay rights activists have made remarkable political achievements in Latin America in recent years against formidable odds, according to Amherst political science professor Javier Corrales. He explains how they did it in the latest issue of Americas Quarterly.
Welcome winter! Madison Forde '20 is dressed for the season. What a week we've weathered, from sudden Arctic cold to a thaw, and now more snow. We've passed the winter solstice -- beginning today the days will grow progressively longer while the nights become shorter. Photo: Maria Stenzel
First winter for our new Greenway dorms. Nearly all dorm rooms face south to maximize views and benefit from passive solar heating. 📷 #MariaStenzel #AmherstCollege #SustainableArchitecture #GreenBuilding
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Here's something to look forward to in the coming year: Amherst political science professor William Taubman, whose biography on former Russian leader Nikita Kruschev won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, will release a much-anticipated book on Mikhail Gorbachev in the fall. The Washington Post named the biography one of 10 books on leadership to read in 2017.
"The purpose of a liberal arts education is to free us from ignorance, from prejudice, and from superstition in pursuit of what’s true, however complex the truth may be, so we can avoid being duped, can be awakened to reality, and can serve a larger good," writes President Biddy Martin in this letter to the community.
Health Professions Alumni Panel for Pre-Med and Other Pre-Health Students
Hear from alumni of all ages about their career paths in health professions, and what they've learned along the way, going back to their Amherst education.