Barbara Tiffany's Bowling Trophies

Barbara Tiffany with some of the 118 trophies that she won in her decades as an amateur bowler.

In Memoriam: Barbara Tiffany

Amherst College notes the passing of Barbara Tiffany on July 4, 2014. She came to the college's biology department as a research assistant in 1956 and worked in that position until her retirement in 2006 and for five more years as a casual employee. She is believed to have been the longest-serving employee in Amherst College history.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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Barbara Tiffany surrounded by trophies

Barbara Tiffany with some of the 118 trophies that she won in her decades as an amateur bowler

In Memoriam: Robert Grose

Amherst College notes the passing of Robert Freeman "Bob" Grose, professor emeritus of psychology, on May 11, 2014. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 1950 and went on to serve, at various times, as the college's recorder, registrar, director of institutional research and Affirmative Action officer before his retirement in 1992.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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In Memoriam: Hubbard M. Smith '57

Amherst College notes the passing of Hubbard M. (Hub) Smith '57. He joined the staff of the college as assistant alumni secretary in 1985 and retired as associate director of development in 1995.

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In Memoriam: Lydia Beatrice Nampeera '15

The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Lydia Beatrice Nampeera '15, of  Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at her home. 

An obituary with more information can be found here.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie. A college memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

In Memoriam: George L. Shinn '45

Amherst College notes the passing of Life Trustee and Chair Emeritus George L. Shinn '45, P'85, G'07 on Dec. 16, 2013, in Scarborough, Maine. He was 90 years old.

An obituary ran on Dec. 17 in The New York Times.

Shinn became a member of the college's Board of Trustees in 1968 and was its chair from 1973 to 1980—the years during which Amherst began admitting female students.

In Memoriam: Bekki Lee

Amherst College notes the passing of Bekki Lee on Oct. 12, 2013. Lee served the Amherst community for 23 years in various roles in the Dean of Students' Office and the Career Center. Lee's husband, David Hansen, was Amherst's Deutch Professor of Chemistry. In 2009, Lee and her family moved to California, where she became dean of students and vice president of student affairs at Scripps College.

In Memoriam: Angeline E. Schwartz

Amherst College notes the passing of Angeline E. Schwartz on Aug. 2, 2013. Schwartz was secretary to the Department of History from 1970 until her retirement in 1983.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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In Memoriam: Lillian Silver

Amherst College notes the passing of Lillian Silver on July 27, 2013. Silver came to the college in 1980 and worked as a secretary and as an assistant to the chair of the Department of Fine Arts until her retirement in 1995.

An obituary with more information is available here.

Funny, Bleak and with No Easy Answers

By Amelie Hastie

A novelist, short-story author, screenwriter and director, Henry Bromell ’70 entered into television in the early 1990s with the critically acclaimed Northern Exposure, going on to work as executive producer and/or writer on some of the most innovative television series of the past two decades, including I’ll Fly Away and Homicide: Life on the Street in the 1990s and, in just the past three years, Rubicon and Homeland.

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