New York Times: A Cure for the College-Bound Blues

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker was quoted in a Times article about growing numbers of high school seniors taking a year off before starting college.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Playwright Congdon has so much to say she almost forgets to promote the play

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst's playwright-in-residence Constance Congdon was interviewed for this light-hearted article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In the story, she discusses everything from her new play to politics to her granddaughter.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sewickly student opts to go fishing in Scandinavia

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Hilary Palevsky '07 and her experiences cod-fishing in Scandinavia were the subject of this lengthy feature in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Sewickly, Pa., native is spending the year traveling the North Atlantic studying the cod-fishing industry thanks to a prestigious $25,000 Watson Fellowship she received last spring.

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Amherst College and Surrounding Area

New Amherst Art Walk to Kick off Downtown May 4

May 2, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst museums, galleries, shops and restaurants will be opening their doors to the Amherst Art Walk, formerly known as Amherst Gallery Walk,from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. The Amherst Art Walk is funded by The Valley Advocate, Promoting Downtown Amherst, Mead Art Museum, Fiber Art Center, The Fine Arts Center, Tiger Press and Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.

Amherst College Football Team Huddles for Habitat for Humanity

January 22, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Members of the Amherst College football team are putting their shoulders into a different kind of workout this week: building a Habitat for Humanity home. The student athletes and their coaches will be spending their days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., working at the Stanley Street site this week.

"Should 'No Child' be Left Behind?"; Wendy Puriefoy and William Howell Joined by Amherst Superintendent, Teacher for Open Forum

January 19, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Degrees Conferred

Submitted by R. Morgan Holland