Top 15 Amherst College News Stories of 2014–15

Now that the academic year is done, let's take a look back at some of the most clicked, tweeted, liked and shared bits of Amherst-related news. Here, in chronological order, are the year's highlights:

1. Meet the Class of 2018, by the Numbers
Amherst's class of 2018 includes an internationally ranked table tennis player, a Morse Code enthusiast, a U.S. military veteran, a blacksmith and someone who wears size 16 shoes.


In honor of the first major snowfall of 2011, alumni went to to share their best winter memories from the Fairest College. Our favorites:

“Foodfight in East in 1970 which was generated by the serving of subpar Chicken a la King and attitudes spawned by meteorological incarceration. The Harlan Fiske Stone portrait required professional restoration. The progenitor(s) washed chairs every day for the ensuing academic year.”

—John Lacey '73

Snow Man

By Samuel Masinter ’04


Grounds supervisor Bob Shea on prevailing over the white stuff

Winter by the Numbers

Snowy Night

Submitted by Samuel A. Masinter

Snow and ice coat the branches of a tree in front of the Earth Sciences and Natural History Museum Building. Photo by Jessica Mestre '10.