Voices

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The One who Felt Bullied

It was a pleasure to read about the legacy of English 1 (“Amherst English: An Appreciation,” Summer 2013). But a statistical detail in Rand Cooper’s accurate portrait took me aback:

Yet for every student who felt bullied there were three who felt challenged to rise to the occasion, spurred on by what one student called “this ‘we-are-tearing-you-down-so-that-you-will-put-yourself-back-together’ attitude.”

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The Physical Internet

Your piece “Behind the Glowing Screen” (Spring 2013) gave me a chuckle. Andrew Blum’s journey to find the Internet began in his basement in Brooklyn. Mine began on a rooftop in the Bronx. Only, I wasn’t looking for the Internet—it found me.  

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The faculty hiring spree


Vanessa Fong

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The Code of Converse

I enjoyed immensely the Fall 2012 article by John B. Bennison ’74 about Amherst’s early-1970s computer lab.

Letters

Chapel as a short, painless course

I was touched by the recollection of Professor Joseph Epstein by his son Joshua M. Epstein ’76 (Insights, Summer 2012).

Basic Guidelines for Writing a Letter

Submitted by Connor E. Byrne on Wednesday, 10/10/2012, at 6:38 PM

You may touch upon any topic in your letter really, as long as you DO NOT write about politics, religion, death, or killing. Remember to put your return address on the back of the envelope.

The most common type of letters to veterans is the standard "Thank you for your service" letter. An example of one such letter is below:


 

Dear Service Member,

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Questioning ties to the NCAA

“A  Makeover for Pratt Field” (College Row, Spring 2012) describes the field as “a beacon of small-college athletics tradition and the third oldest NCAA football-playing site in the nation.” Hidden in that sentence is an important question for Amherst.

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