The college has green-lighted the renovation of the Lord Jeffery Inn, which has been closed for more than a year. While reduced in scope from the plan initially proposed in 2008, the project will involve renovating the 49 guest rooms and adding event space and an expanded restaurant. The plan is to begin construction this spring and reopen in spring 2011.
Three faculty members have received awards for their research projects or initiatives recently. The math department’s Rob Benedetto and law jurisprudence and social thought’s Austin Sarat were each given single grants in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, while neuroscience’s J.P. Baird received two grants totaling $142,000.
Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat Edits New Book on Wrongful Convictions
February 5, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. — Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and expert on law, has edited a collection of essays about wrongful convictions in the United States.
“America in Decline?” Conference at Amherst College Sept. 26 and 27
September 4, 2008
AMHERST, Mass. — The Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America will convene its semiannual meeting at Amherst College Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, to discuss the question “America in Decline?”