The Best of 2013, Amherst Edition

January 2, 2014

Now that 2014 is upon us, the members of the college’s Public Affairs staff decided to take a page from many newspapers, magazines and websites and look back at the year that was at Amherst. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2013.

Chronicle of Higher Education: 5 Years Later, the Growing Divide Worsens in Higher Education

Jeffrey Selingo, the editor of the venerable publication about higher education, penned a piece discussing the relative lack of progress in the areas of college affordability and access. In it, he also extolled Amherst’s successes and President Anthony W. Marx’s work to bring both topics to the forefront of higher ed’s agenda.


Chronicle of Higher Education: Libraries, Publishers, and a Plea for Shotgun Weddings

Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert discussed the state of academic publishing in a column that was published in the publication that covers the higher education field.