Mystery Date

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke

The lobby of Converse Hall looks different tonight. The area near the elevator has been roped off as an “archeological dig site.” Fliers on the walls and columns feature slogans such as Aliens are People, Too and Human? Alien? Questioning? Fine by me. Students are eating pizza and mingling with, among others, a sad clown in a rainbow wig. I’m not yet sure what all this means. What I do know is that Converse will soon become the scene of a deadly crime.

Robert F. Drinan Sets Human Rights Lecture at Amherst College April 24

April 9, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Father Robert F. Drinan, S.J., a priest and professor of law at Georgetown University, will speak in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 on “The Promised Ethical Land: A World View of Human Rights.” The talk, and a catered reception to follow, sponsored by the Schwemm Fund, are free and open to the public.

Examining the Legacy of Amiri Baraka at Amherst College April 7

Ruth W. Messinger To Speak at Amherst College March 31

March 9, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

“Life Under Communism,” As Told By Professors Who Lived It, April 30

April 16, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Ten years after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, five college professors who once lived under various kinds of communist rule in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas will discuss their experiences on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College.

Amherst College President Anthony Marx To Deliver Keynote Address at Slavery Symposium Feb. 16

Amherst College Faculty and Students Report on Recent Trip to Cuba April 24

April 19, 2001 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Stanley Tambiah To Give Three Lectures on Globalization at Amherst in April

March 29, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Stanley J. Tambiah, the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations at Amherst College and Esther and Stanley Rabb Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University, will deliver three lectures on “Formations in an Age of Globalization” at Amherst College in April.

“The Color of School Reform” Conference at Amherst College March 30 and 31

March 14, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Sonia Nieto, professor of language, literacy and culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, will speak about “Multicultural Education: Beyond Diversity Dinners and Sensitivity Training,” on Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Environmentalists Daniel Botkin and Stuart Pimm To Speak March 26 and 29