"If you want to build a movement that changes how people treat each other and how people think, you have to change the law," New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman '77 told ELLE Magazine (US) in this profile about his work.
"But you have to do more than change the law," he said, "you have to have people believe the law is just."
Congratulations to Amherst College Men's Basketball! This week, when the National Association of Basketball Coaches recognized the top male student-athletes for the year, Amherst stood out as having the most new members in the country.
Coming soon: The latest Amherst Magazine! Our summer 2017 edition features stories about China's one-child policy, a contentious national legal battle over bathrooms and a 19th-century eclipse chaser. Look for your copy in the mail or online in early August. #AmherstMag
With 11,326 donors and over $10.7 million raised, Amherst Annual Fund has had a record year. As President Biddy Martin notes, the dollar and participation levels speak “to alumni love of the College and commitment to educational excellence.”
A new website, launched last week, offers an interactive way to explore local history and paleontology, including videos that explain why the late Amherst College President Edward Hitchcock was convinced dinosaur tracks were made by birds.
In a country where jailing members of the opposition party is common, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's release of "one prisoner is a great step forward, a historic moment," wrote political science professor Javier Corrales in a column for the Americas Quarterly publication. "But it’s not the solution."
"I'd hate to wake up and wonder what I'm going to do with my day," 90 year old Jim Pierson '50 recently told NJ.com about the prospect of retiring. "What do you do? Walk? Play golf? It seems awfully boring and purposeless."
Emeritus English professor William Pritchard '53 may have retired a few years ago, but he's still writing. (He's also teaching the "Great English Writers" class in the fall, incidentally.) Last week, The Boston Globe published his latest piece--a review of a new Henry David Thoreau biography.
What could be the end result of today's meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin? William Taubman, emeritus political science professor and author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Nikita Khrushchev, prognosticated in an op-ed for POLITICO.
In response to massive protests in the country, the Venezuelan government has "made the determination that 'we will simply not make a change,'" political science professor Javier Corrales explained in a segment on NPR All Things Considered this week. "'We will fight back until the will to protest by the opposition is broken.'"
When sociologist Tony Jack ‘07 was an undergraduate at Amherst, he brought the College's attention to some areas where the needs of low-income students could be better met. And administrators listened. In a segment for Boston Public Radio, President Biddy Martin and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katie Fretwell explain how Amherst now provides aid for costs that some students face when they arrive on campus: medical bills not covered by insurance, bedding, and winter coats and boots, among other things.
Don't forget to register for tomorrow's virtual networking event for Amherst alumni! Spend an hour sharing experiences, exchanging career tips and building a professional network with other innovators and entrepreneurs.
Rhetoric at Amherst College : 19th Century and Today
Rhetoric at Amherst College: 19th Century and Today Susan Daniels, Associate in Public Speaking, will share the history of rhetoric at Amherst College. We will ...
June 6 at 1:16 pm
Trump and Putin in Historical Perspective: How We Got into the New Cold War
A talk by William Taubman, the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.
June 6 at 1:14 pm
The Value of Herman Melville
Talk by Geoffrey D. Sanborn, Amherst College, Professor of English.
June 6 at 1:13 pm
Mathmatics of Voting Systems
Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics, will examine voting systems from a mathematical perspective, including plurality (“first past the post”), Borda ...
June 6 at 1:10 pm
From Science Fiction to Reality: 20 Years of Exoplanet Astronomy
Purely the stuff of science fiction as recently as 1995, today there are thousands of known exoplanets. What tools and technological advancements enable ...