Ceramicists, Debaters and Irish Folk Harpists: A Look at Amherst College’s Class of 2012

August 25, 2008               
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Caroline Jenkins Hanna
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AMHERST, Mass.—Under blue summer skies, the *440 members of Amherst College’s Class of 2012 converged on campus Sunday, Aug. 24, to begin the first semester of their college careers at their new alma mater. The first-years—who range from ceramicists to champion debaters to Irish folk harpists—represent an extraordinary array of beliefs, ambitions, passions, backgrounds and talents, according to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker.

Wall Street Journal: Wait-Lists Multiply

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Wait-Lists Multiply The Wall Street Journal, April 11"The college admissions battle is shifting the waitlist...To broaden its options, Amherst College offered 1,450 spots on the waitlist this year, up from 1,258. With students likely to be on multiple waitlists, "we know we are going to lose a bunch," says Tom Parker, dean of admissions and financial aid."