Five Faculty Members Awarded Tenure

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 11:57 AM

February 12, 2014

At its regular winter meeting in January, the Amherst College Board of Trustees voted to approve the recommendations of President Martin and the Committee of Six that each of these five faculty members be awarded tenure at the rank of associate professor, beginning July 1.

Amherst President Biddy Martin To the Class of 2013: “Hold To Your Desire for Poetry”

Submitted on Thursday, 6/26/2014, at 2:42 PM

May 26, 2013

New Amherst alumni celebrate Commencement (photo by Rob Mattson)

AMHERST, Mass. — Quoting the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Amherst President Biddy Martin today exhorted the graduating members of the Class of 2013 in her annual Commencement address to remain true to their liberal arts educations, and “hold to your desire for thought, hold to your desire for poetry.” The themes of seeing beauty in the everyday via poetry and “putting together a good life with others,” as Martin put it, were echoed in an at-times humorous and poignant speech by Reilly A. Horan, of Darien, Conn., who was chosen by her classmates to deliver the student address during the college’s 192nd Commencement.

Amherst College Expert to Discuss South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission April 9

Submitted on Friday, 3/22/2013, at 10:28 AM

March 22, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — Adam Sitze, assistant professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought, will deliver the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture on Tuesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Alumni House. The talk, titled “Rethinking South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” will be followed by a reception. Both events are free and open to the public.