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.
Two Exhibitions Mark President Kennedy's Visit to Amherst 50 Years Ago
By Peter Rooney
The photos are atmospheric, historic and dramatic, some in color, some in black and white, capturing the historic day on Oct. 26, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy visited Amherst College to receive an honorary degree and preside over the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library.
[Mischief] Late last semester, missives between two turn-of-the-20th-century European intellectuals mysteriously appeared on bathroom walls in Frost Library, just yards from the German literature stacks on B Level. Grout between the cinder blocks served as lines on a page for permanent-marker-wielding truants.
Tuesday March 12 — "Art in Research / the Place of Research in Art"
Please join us Tuesday afternoon, 4:30 pm, in the Reading Room of Amherst College's Frost Library, with Copeland Fellows Idan Cohen, Eric Leonardson, Matana Roberts, & Artist in Residence Rebekah Tolley.
The panelists will discuss varying modes of “research” in their multidisciplinary work, exploring how their creative process shapes the works they produce.
The line snaked from the northwest corner of Frost Library’s first floor almost to the main entrance, the Amherst students, faculty and staff watching as those ahead of them reached the counter, collected what they’d come for and excitedly left the building for their 2 p.m. classes.
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Amherst College’s Paul Sorrentino and Tim Jones to Discuss New Book and “Multiethnic Fellowship” at Frost Library April 12
March 22, 2011
AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the first-floor periodicals area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a celebration of the publication of A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic fellowship in college and in the Church (Doorlight Publications, 2011), a new book edited by Amherst College Director of Religious Life Paul Sorrentino.