The Answer Is Always Another Question
By Eric Goldscheider
If there is a common theme running through the work of this year’s crop of senior thesis writers, it is this: lessons rarely arise suddenly from any kind of research. Without constant critical inquiry, knowledge remains stagnant and begins to atrophy.
After Amherst, at Amherst: The Post-Baccalaureate Fellows
Submitted on Tuesday, 7/3/2012, at 11:55 AM
They have the parchments and the canes, and they are now officially alumni—but these Amherst graduates just will not leave.
Foreign (olive) oil and “sleeping with the enemy”
Dependence on Foreign Oil: A Study of Baetican Olive Oil in the Roman Economy is one of many past thesis titles that the classics department lists on its website. Here are three others: Sleeping with the Enemy: “Foreign” Wives in the Hippolytus and the Medea; Three Latin Love Poets and the Objects of Their Desire; and Ancient Greek Quarrying: A Provenance Study of Limestone from the Palace of Nestor with a Historical
Survey of Ancient Techniques.
Photographs by Rob Mattson
Text by Emily Gold Boutilier, with reporting by Rob Mattson, Adam Gerchick ’13, William Sweet and Katherine Duke ’05
For his 2012 senior thesis, Richard Galluzzi wrote a novella, while Dana Kaufman composed an opera and Brian Kim figured out exactly how to throw a curveball. Portraits of 10 of this year’s thesis writers.
The Class of 2010 and Commencement Weekend, by the Numbers
May 20, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. — On Sunday, May 23, Amherst College celebrated its 189th commencement, at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle.
Recent Senior Honors Theses