"If I Have Her Positive Outlook, I'll Be Fine"

Article by Caroline J. Hanna

Photos by Rob Mattson

[Courses] To see them eating a meal together, Kaitlyn McInnis ’13 and Amherst resident Gigi Green might seem like an odd couple: McInnis is 21 and Green is 88.

Amherst Class Explores the Theories, Realities of Growing Old

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By Caroline Hanna

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Gigi Green and Kaitlyn McInnis '13 had lunch at Valentine Dining Hall recently.

To see them eating a meal together, you might think Kaitlyn McInnis ’13 and Amherst resident Gigi Green make an odd couple: McInnis is 21 and Green is 88.

But the pair has many things in common. Both women are regular exercisers: Green frequents the Planet Fitness Gym in nearby Hadley and McInnis is a forward on the college’s hockey team. Both enjoy meditating. And both have deep interests in history, particularly World War II.

Half a Century of Women Teaching at Amherst: Gender Matters

Symposium Schedule for Saturday, October 1, 2011

8:30-9:00 a.m.      Breakfast. Lobby of Converse Hall.

9:00-9:10 a.m.       Welcome and memorial minute.  Buffy Aries (Psychology) and Pat O’Hara (Chemistry).

9:10-9:15 a.m.        Brief history of the arrival of the pioneer women. Jane Taubman (Russian)

9:15-10:30 a.m.    Round table discussion: The Early Years  

Lisa Raskin, John William Ward Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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When she was hired at Amherst in 1979, Lisa Raskin was just 25—one of the youngest faculty members in the college’s history.