Amherst Facts

Better Than Expected

Tightening the Belt

imageA student poses a question.By Emily Gold Boutilier

Amherst & the Economy

Leaning Into the Wind


Former U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur '42 gives a master class.

By Emily Gold Boutilier


Amherst President Anthony W. Marx Discusses the Endowment

The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed and the New York Sun, among other publications quoted Amherst President Anthony W. Marx’s testimony before a Congressional roundtable on endowments he participated in Sept. 9.

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx’s Testimony to the Grassley-Welch Endowment Roundtable

On Monday, Sept. 8, Amherst President Anthony W. Marx presented testimony in Washington, D.C. at a roundtable examining college endowments called by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).

At a panel titled “Are Mandatory Payouts Beneficial?” Marx summarized the college’s efforts to ensure access and enhance affordability and argued that a spend rate requirement would not achieve much social benefit, while bringing real risks. The text of his remarks follows. (Watch him deliver his testimony, which begins at 185:15.)

Boston Globe: Colleges guard soaring endowments

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst President Tony W. Marx was consulted for this article on the growing pressure for colleges and universities to spend out of their endowments more. "We need aid policies that ensure access, but that's not the end of the story," he told the newspaper.

Boston Globe: Students Switching Activism to Boardroom

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