Amherst College’s Class of 2009 and 188th Commencement, By the Numbers

May 22, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — On Sunday, May 24, Amherst College will celebrate its 188th commencement at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The exercises will feature addresses from college president Anthony W. Marx and senior Marshall Nannes, as well as the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 419 graduates and honorary degrees to eight distinguished guests.

Musician Leon Fleisher, PayPal Founder Elon Musk, Artist Frank Stella Among Eight to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 24

May 6, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.— Margaret Bangser ’81, founder and former director of the nonprofit Women’s Dignity organization; Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University; former Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis III ’71, now president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership; celebrated conductor and pianist Leon Fleisher; accomplished researcher and an esteemed Columbia University professor Andrew R. Marks ’76; entrepreneur Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank; and abstract artist Frank Stella will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 188th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. on the school’s campus.

Eight Players to Watch

By Ben Kaplan '09

The 2007-08 winter season ended with two NESCAC titles, one national quarterfinal appearance, a pair of national runner-up finishes and 10 individual national championships. With the new winter season just getting underway, we now present eight athletes—four sophomores and four seniors—whom we expect to have breakout years.