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.
The college’s success with a program that promotes “sustainable, long-term increases in the number of high-achieving community college students from low-income families transferring to the nation’s selective four-year institutions” was noted in stories on the Inside Higher Ed and Chronicle of Higher Education websites.