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Provost’s Initiative Prompts Amherst to “Ask Big Questions”

Submitted on Monday, 4/14/2014, at 8:46 AM

By Katherine Duke ’05

Earlier this semester, mysterious signs began to pop up around the Amherst campus. A banner above the entrance to Frost Library asked WHEN DO WE CONFORM?. Posters appeared on every bulletin board, featuring question marks and the letters ABQ. Many people didn’t know what to make of them. One evening in Valentine Dining Hall, I overhead one Breaking Bad fan mutter to another, “Does that stand for ‘Albuquerque’?”

College Hires First Provost

Article by Peter Rooney

Photo by Rob Mattson

[Administration] The college has expanded President Biddy Martin’s administration to include, for the first time in Amherst history, a provost.

Amherst College Names Peter Uvin to New Provost Post

Submitted on Thursday, 11/29/2012, at 4:25 PM

AMHERST, Mass. – Peter Uvin, the academic dean and the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, has been selected to be Amherst College’s provost, the first in the college's history, Amherst President Biddy Martin announced today.