Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks to Packed Johnson Chapel

Submitted on Thursday, 9/10/2015, at 12:04 PM

September 9, 2015


Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor spoke on campus on Sept. 8

President Martin at Convocation: Colleges “Protect the Free Pursuit of Knowledge for the Good of Society”

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September 7, 2015

The purpose of the liberal arts is to search for truth—no matter where such a quest leads—and it is the role of colleges to provide a safe place for students and faculty to do so, Amherst College President Biddy Martin reminded a standing-room-only crowd of faculty, staff and this year’s 477 new students in her annual Convocation address on Sept. 7.

Amherst College President Biddy Martin to 2015 Graduates: “Restore Faith in Our Institutions By Remaking Them”

May 24, 2015


The members of the class of 2015 process to their seats

AMHERST, Mass. — Under cloudless blue skies today, Amherst College President Biddy Martin urged the 470 members of the class of 2015 to follow the example of famous alumnus and legal activist Charles Hamilton Houston and restore faith in our society’s institutions by remaking them. “Take your talents, your energy and your humane hearts and do your best to combine right meaning with deeds,” she said. “And while you are at it, cherish your families, your friends and, most of all, yourselves.”

Commencement Address 2015

Renowned ’83 Filmmaker to Return to Campus for Screening, Q&A

Submitted on Thursday, 4/16/2015, at 9:58 PM

April 16, 2015


Amy Ziering ’83

Commencement Address 2014

Amherst President Biddy Martin Receives Honorary Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 1:30 PM

Four New Amherst College Programs to Boost Higher Ed Access and Success for Low-Income Students

January 16, 2014


The White House


** Editor’s note: The college’s following efforts were covered or mentioned by several media outlets, including Bloomberg News, CNN Money, The Boston Globe, Radio Boston and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, among others.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —At a White House summit devoted to improving access and success for low-income students nationally, Amherst College President Biddy Martin today announced four new initiatives aimed at providing low-income students access to college and fostering their success in higher education at Amherst and beyond.

The Best of 2013, Amherst Edition

January 2, 2014

Now that 2014 is upon us, the members of the college’s Public Affairs staff decided to take a page from many newspapers, magazines and websites and look back at the year that was at Amherst. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2013.