Deeming it "the best book published on the history of women, gender or sexuality in the Early American Republic," #SHEAR2016, a renowned society for historians, bestowed the inaugural Mary Kelley prize on "Liberty's Prisoners" this weekend.
Huge congratulations to the book's author, Prof. Jen Manion!
Dominique Iaccarino ’19, Rojas Oliva ’19, and Natalie Wigger ’19 are studying tree swallows for Professor Ethan Clotfelter's lab as part of a research project on the impact of blowfly larvae on nestlings.
In the last week, as Pokemon Go app has become a phenomenon, media outlets have raised important questions about it.
The game includes Amherst landmarks, so we'd like to share these helpful safety tips from the Better Business Bureau, including the importance of players staying aware of their surroundings at all times.
Catch 'em all, but please be safe!
Our favorite part of #AlwaysAmherst?
Stories like this one about the West Dining Room of Valentine, where one alumna said she and friends spent “more hours than we needed to crowding a ridiculous number of people around small round tables, ‘de-traying’ to make space, and sharing stories and laughing too loud for Tito's liking.”
Huge thank you to all the alumni who made this a terrific campaign!
"Liberal arts have as their purpose the rejection of prejudice, hatred, and violence in favor of knowledge, understanding, and democratic process," President Biddy Martin writes in this reflection on recent events.
How did one law grad's face come to represent everything from poor financial planning to Chinese humble bragging?
In this lighthearted piece for the The New York Times, Dan Cluchey '08 follows his photo's epic trail.
In this stirring The Wall Street Journal piece about identity, Aatish Taseer '03 explains what led him to feel "one of the most unfashionable emotions of our time: boundless, unqualified love for America."
How do you celebrate Amherst Commencement?
If you're Meghan McDonough ’16 and Sarah Jordan ’16, you hop on a plane to Argentina to film the work of gender and sexual equality activists in Buenos Aires.
"My favorite place was the little pond hidden back in the Sanctuary behind the railroad tracks—there was a trail that started across the road behind the social dorms and led back a ways. The pond had an old bench beside it. An art professor took us there my senior year and I try to sneak back when I'm on campus for reunions, etc...Hope students today still discover this spot—so peaceful." -Catherine '98
Photo by Kaelan McCone '19 and Karen Blake '17 for #AlwaysAmherst.
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June 28 at 4:50 pm
"Definitely a lot of my hours, and most of my mental capabilities were spent in the physics lounge in the basement of Merrill!" -Brian '05
Photo by Kaelan McCone '19 and Karen Blake '17 for #AlwaysAmherst
June 27 at 2:46 pm
Is the Venezuelan government is playing dirty with the referendum? Prof. Javier Corrales thinks so. Here's his Americas Quarterly article on what he's found so far.
The college access organization brought 80 Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students students to campus for a crash course in college applications.
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June 23 at 11:53 am
Help send Kaelan '19 to the bunker!
June 22 at 3:50 pm
"I was a member of Alpha Delt. And our fraternity had the campus mail route. And when I handled the route in late afternoon, one of our responsibilities, other than delivering mail, was to take the American flag down from the top of Johnson Chapel."
Do you have a favorite Johnson Chapel memory? #AlwaysAmherst
Photo Credit: Kaelan McCone '19 and Karen Blake '17
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June 21 at 7:53 pm
Very #AmherstProud to be cited as an exemplar in this piece on graduation rates.
"Amherst College...now has a black student graduation rate of 94 percent, the second highest in the nation. Last year Amherst had bested Harvard by two percentage points."
Living and Degenerative Disease
Peter Sawyer '66, Reunion Attendance Chair, introduced a panel made up of Aaron Latham '66, Evan Maurer '66, John Vine '66 and Bruce Leopold '66, ...
June 3 at 3:57 pm
Whither Divisions by Race, Ethnicity and Gender Going Forward (Including at the College)?
Sam Jackson '66, moderated a panel featuring Ted Rosengarten '66, MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner for All God's Dangers (streaming live ...
June 3 at 3:56 pm
An Amherst Family's Experience with Grassroots Earthquake Relief
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed over 9000 people and injured more than 23000. It also has revealed fault lines in Nepali society. On the one hand, ...
June 3 at 3:56 pm
Joint Operations: From the Operating Room to the Battlefield, Life of a Citizen-Sailor
Dr. James Bates '86, Medical Director of Alvarado Advanced Spine & Joint Institute and Physicians Surgery Center in San Diego, is also Capt. Bates, serving in ...