Listening Through History

David Schneider As he marks 20 years of teaching at Amherst, music professor David Schneider discusses his love of music, the decision that led to his career as a musicologist and how his classes at Amherst have evolved over the decades.

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.

The Joy in Social Justice

Bulaong Ramiz-Hall Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, the Multicultural Resource Center’s new director, brings a strong background as an activist to her Amherst role. Read the news story.

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.

Allen Hart: Amherst Then and Now

Allen Hart A professor of psychology at Amherst for 20 years, Allen Hart ’82 has seen the college from three angles—as a student, a professor and an administrator. Read our Q&A with Professor Hart.

Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Professor Elizabeth Young Assistant Professor of Chemistry Elizabeth Young won an NSF award for research that could one day help us use less energy to heat our homes and power our cars.

Digital Africas

Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander Students taking the course “Digital Africas,” taught by Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander and cross-listed in English and black studies, examine how African writers incorporate digital technologies into their work.