The Answer Is Always Another Question

By Eric Goldscheider

If there is a common theme running through the work of this year’s crop of senior thesis writers, it is this: lessons rarely arise suddenly from any kind of research. Without constant critical inquiry, knowledge remains stagnant and begins to atrophy.

Before They Were Stars



Canes, Smoked Turkey and Diplomas: Fun Facts About Amherst College’s 187th Commencement

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

May 22, 2008
Contact: Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—On Sunday, May 25, Amherst College will celebrate its 187th Commencement at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The exercises—which will feature addresses from college president Anthony W. Marx and senior Daniel J. Cluchey and the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 445 graduates and honorary degrees to seven distinguished guests—are expected to attract more than 5,000 friends and family members to the town of Amherst for the weekend.

Class of 2006


Aditya Bhave, The Military: A 'Strangelovian' Arm of the State (2006) [Advisor: Christopher Kingston]

David Gottlieb, Grading, Class Selection, and Work in Theory and Practice at Amherst (2006) [Advisor: Geoffrey Woglom]