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.

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.

"May Happiness Catch You Often"

By Emily Gold Boutilier

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At 11 p.m. on commencement eve, the town common was hosting a traveling carnival. There was a ferris wheel. There was cotton candy. There were teenagers.

The College of William & Mary Awards Biddy Martin an Honorary Degree

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/16/2012, at 10:40 AM

Amherst College President Biddy Martin recently returned to her undergraduate alma mater, The College of William & Mary, to receive an honorary degree.

The Students' President

By Emily Gold Boutilier, with contributions from Adam Gerchick ’13

President Biddy Martin
Convocation Address
September 5, 2011

Good evening and welcome. I have just a few simple messages for you tonight, our faculty, staff and the Class of Irene. The first is this: I am glad to be one of you. 

In my first 10 days in Amherst, I have found the college to be magical. I have had occasion to appreciate its beauty, its friendliness and its intellectual intensity.