“Embrace Reality in All of its Wonder and Horror,” Amherst College President Biddy Martin Tells Class of 2012

Submitted on Monday, 5/21/2012, at 1:38 PM

May 20, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — In her first graduation address as Amherst College’s new leader, President Biddy Martin this morning exhorted the members of the Class of 2012 to “embrace reality in all of its wonder and its horror, without giving in to cynicism or despair on the one hand or sheer fantasy on the other.”


Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 20

Submitted on Monday, 5/21/2012, at 1:08 PM

May 7, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2012 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 191st Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 20.