The Lord Jeffrey Inn Introduces New Name and Logo

 

Inn on Boltwood (AMHERST, Mass., August 27, 2018) — Amherst College today announced that, in keeping with a decision made by the board of trustees in 2016, the Lord Jeffery Inn will become the Inn on Boltwood shortly after the New Year. The new name of the property highlights its location on Boltwood Avenue in Amherst, where it has been since its opening nearly a century ago. Although the avenue is only a quarter of a mile long, it directly connects Main Street in downtown Amherst to the heart of the College’s campus and serves as a symbolic and a tangible connection between town and college. The Inn’s full-service restaurant has been named 30Boltwood since 2012 when it opened.

Mead Acquires Work by Yinka Shonibare MBE

Art by Yinka Shonibare (AMHERST, Mass., July 30, 2018) — The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has acquired The American Library Collection (Activists), a large-scale installation piece by the Britain-born, Nigeria-raised artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Consisting of 234 books wrapped in Shonibare’s signature Dutch wax print fabric, each book holds the name of a first or second generation American “activist” writer inscribed on its spine in gold foil. This is the first artwork by Shonibare in the Mead’s collection; it will be on view at the Museum beginning October 30, 2018.

Mead Art Museum Appoints Emily Potter-Ndiaye Head of Education

Emily Potter-Ndiaye (AMHERST, Mass., June 26, 2018) — The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has appointed Emily Potter-Ndiaye to the position of head of education and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, effective Aug. 20, 2018. In her role, Potter-Ndiaye will promote primary research with the museum’s collections to faculty and students across disciplines as an integral part of the liberal arts educational experience at Amherst College — and a growing area of activity for the Mead, which has expanded its collaborations with faculty, staff and students over the past three years.

Matthew L. McGann Named Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College

Matthew McGann (AMHERST, Mass., June 6, 2018) — Matthew L. McGann has been named Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College, it was announced today by Biddy Martin, President of the College. McGann has been Director of Admissions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2012, having been a member of the admissions staff since 2001.

Reporting to the president and serving as a member of her senior staff, McGann will be responsible for all aspects of admission and financial aid, including student recruitment, selection, and the financial aid process. He will serve as a highly visible advocate for the College’s mission and offerings, as well as the principles of access and need-blind admissions. McGann will join the College on July 23, 2018, and will manage a staff of approximately 32. He succeeds Katharine Fretwell ‘81, who has served in the role for the past four years, has been at Amherst for nearly 30 years, and is retiring at the end of this month.