Rosanne Haggerty ’82 Receives MacArthur "Genius Award"

October 24, 2001 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Rosanne Haggerty, a 1982 graduate and a trustee of Amherst College since 1990, has received one of this year’s 23 “genius awards” given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and announced this morning. The prestigious $500,000 MacArthur Fellowships are unusual in that they are given to a wide range of artists, writers, scientists, academics and social activists, and that the recipients can do as they please with the grant.

Alexandra Getz Escudero

Alexandra Getz Escudero '82How wonderful to think back on that first time we were together at Tuttle Farm. Playing frisbee, gazing at the mountains, stuffing our faces. Living in South, those ancient heaters kept us all awake when they came alive. It was very different living in a mixed class dorm than from my pals in Stearns and James who were mostly with classmates.