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
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
May 9, 2014
Rekindled Office Hours Connect Students with President Martin
Submitted on Friday, 12/6/2013, at 11:27 AM
By Daniel Diner '14
An athlete wanted help meeting new people. A sophomore wished that faculty and administrators at Amherst would “stop telling us that we’re special” and instead put the emphasis on working hard. A once-struggling student wanted to describe the support she’d found in a religious community on campus.
Free Speech and Institutional Responsibility
Submitted on Tuesday, 10/1/2013, at 7:02 PM
Last weekend I had the pleasure of hearing a “point-counterpoint discussion” between two Amherst alumni, both of whom have argued before the Supreme Court in landmark civil rights cases. Paul Smith ’76 and Bert Rein ’61 explained the differences in their theories of the Constitution, gave their interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment, and respectfully but also firmly disagreed about the wisdom of affirmative action policies in college admissions.