First George Washington. Now Biddy Martin.

By Emily Gold Boutilier

What does Biddy Martin have in common with Hillary Clinton, Paul McCartney and Clint Eastwood? All are among the 220 newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Inducted at a gala in Cambridge, Mass., in October, the Amherst president joined a field of new members that also includes Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos, businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda Gates, playwright Neil Simon and former Amherst President Anthony W. Marx.

Amherst President Biddy Martin Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Submitted on Monday, 10/8/2012, at 5:22 PM

This weekend, Amherst College President Biddy Martin—joining a diverse group of academics, politicians and international celebrities—was inducted into one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Amherst President Biddy Martin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College President Biddy Martin has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the organization has announced.

Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Named to New Liberal Arts Commission

March 10, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx has agreed to be a part of a national American Academy of Arts and Sciences commission aimed at bolstering teaching and research in the liberal arts.