Video: Conversation with President Biddy Martin

November 10, 2012

President Biddy Martin spoke with alumni, families and friends on Saturday morning over Homecoming Weekend. This extended conversation was an opportunity to respond to recent events and, more broadly, to discuss student life at Amherst. Cullen Murphy ’74, chair of the Amherst College Board of Trustees, introduced President Martin. Watch video below.

Coming Home


After Amherst freshmen failed to defend the goalposts in 1952, a horde from Williams tore them down.

By Roger M. Williams ’56


Homecoming 2015: October 23 - 25, 2015

Homecoming Alumni - Student Networking Reception RSVP

Thank you for agreeing to join us for the Amherst Alumni and Student Networking Reception during Homecoming on Friday, November 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center.

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The Game Plan

Story and photos by Katherine Duke '05

As an innocent Amherst first-year in the fall of 2001, I developed an addiction that has a hold on me to this day. I got sucked into a strange world that’s difficult to explain to those who haven’t visited: a world where we know each other by first and middle initials, last name and class year (I’m kdduke05); where “snooping” and “snitching” are not only socially acceptable but appreciated; and where people who have never laid eyes on each other regularly engage in vigorous debates and develop lasting friendships.

Alumni and Parent Programs

A. Elizabeth Anema, Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Programs and Annual Giving

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Prof. James E. Ostendarp Bronze Plaque Memorial

At Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, Sean Clancy '78, Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx and Evan Maurer '66 spoke about Professor Emeritus James E. Ostendarp and unveiled the bronze plaque made in his honor.

Professor Catherine Sanderson, Slow and Steady Parenting

On Friday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Catherine Sanderson, associate professor of psychology, discussed her groundbreaking new book for parents, teaching that following the quick-fix, “whatever works now” parenting solutions proposed by many other books may lead to a lack of independence and self-confidence in a child. The book offers helpful advice for dealing with everyday parenting situations, decreasing parent-child struggles and enhancing children’s physical and psychological well-being.

Conversation with President Anthony W. Marx, Homecoming 2007

Amherst College Choral Society Homecoming Concert Oct. 20

October 10, 2001 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Homecoming Weekend concert at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at 8:30 pm in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center on the Amherst College campus. Mallorie Chernin, director, and Mollie Stone ”01, assistant director, will conduct the Concert Choir, Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorus. Whitney Cox ’03 and Alison Kaufmann ’03 will lead the Madrigal Singers.