New Admission Open House Aims to Bring More Native Students to Campus

Submitted on Wednesday, 11/12/2014, at 9:41 AM

November 12, 2015

By William Harvey ’18

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Participants in a 2014 Diversity Open House get to know one another

This past month, Amherst welcomed seven high school seniors of Native American and Native Hawaiian backgrounds at the College’s first Native Student Open House. The event was a new offshoot of the annual Diversity Open Houses, which give “students with potential to add to the diversity of outlook, background and experience on campus,” according to the Office of Admission.

Amherst College Archives, Dickinson Museum to Mark 150th Anniversary of Local Resident’s Civil War Death with Exhibit, Discussion, Reenactment

Submitted on Friday, 3/23/2012, at 2:19 PM

March 23, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—This March and April, Amherst College’s Archives and Special Collections and the Emily Dickinson Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the March 1862 death of Frazar Stearns, son of college president William Augustus Stearns, with a special exhibition, panel discussion and “living history” encampment. The events are free and open to the public.

Visit Archives and Special Collections at Frost Library

By Emily Gold Boutilier

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Wallace's senior thesis in English; an uncorrected proof of The Broom of the System, which grew out of the thesis; and first editions of his books.

A Novel Idea

Everybody knows the poets of Amherst. Everybody thinks of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson and Richard Wilbur and James Merrill. But we have just as many, if not more, novelists.