Susannah Grant ’84: Comfort With Discomfort

Susannah Grant The most important job for a screenwriter, said Susannah Grant ’84, speaking on campus, is to reject certainty even as the world celebrates it.

Conversations with Literary Luminaries

LitFest During Amherst’s second annual literary festival, four distinguished authors shared sentiments on friendship, history and hallmarks of great writing.

A Fuller Picture of Diversity on College Campuses

Dr. Anthony Jack '07 Anthony Jack ’07, a Junior Fellow at Harvard University and this year’s Wade Fellow at Amherst, returned to campus to talk about his research on low-income college students.

American Conservatisim at its Brightest—and Darkest

Ross Douthat In his recent talkNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat spoke about the ideals and pitfalls of conservatism in the United States.

Supreme Court Lawyer Shares Lessons in Tolerance, Friendship

Paul Smith '76, who has argued 19 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, talked to the class of 2020 about what he learned, and what they can learn, from the friendship of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.