Everyone Liked Harry

Reviewed by Robert E. Weir

Photos from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

WW II Veteran to Receive His Diploma at Amherst's Commencement May 26

Submitted on Thursday, 5/16/2013, at 12:44 PM

May 15, 2013

Arthur J. Ourieff, middle row, third from right, in the 1942 Amherst cross- country team photo

Arthur J. Ourieff’s first semester at college started out like any other. He studied hard, occasionally goofed off with his friends and even managed to find time to go on a few dates.

“Now That We Are In It”

By Robert Bagg ’57

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Now 91, Wilbur is a John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst.

The Impact of Black Soldiers and Amherst College on the Civil Rights Movement

Submitted on Thursday, 3/1/2012, at 10:51 AM

Khary Polk, the Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting assistant professor of black studies at Amherst completed his doctoral dissertation on the African-American soldier at New York University last summer and is currently adapting the dissertation into book form. We recently spoke with Polk about the upcoming work, which he said will examine “how discourses of race and sexuality intersected within the figure of the African American soldier in the 20th century, and how black soldiers, in particular, found senses of embattled agency through their military travels outside of the United States.”

"These Are Your Classmates, Dad"

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