IT Courses Offered During Interterm

IT has added some fun and useful courses for Interterm including "Filming an Interview" and "Web Programming". Find details and the full course schedule at the Interterm website https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/interterm.

(Past Event) 1/7-1/23/2013 Interterm: Invitation to Renew in the Spirit

Students, faculty and staff: interterm is a wonderful time to deepen our spiritual lives and broaden the horizons of faith. Perhaps you would like to form a prayer group, make a mini-retreat, or visit a shrine in Western Massachusetts. If you would like assistance, simply write Catholic Advisor Chris Clark at mcclark@amherst.edu.

Don't Be Cruel

"The Psychology of Good & Evil"

Submitted on Monday, 11/19/2012, at 11:46 AM

By Katherine Duke ’05

Last year, a 2-year-old in Foshan, China, wandered into the road, where vehicles repeatedly struck her, and for a full 10 minutes thereafter, not one of the many passersby stopped to help the child; she died of her injuries a week later. In Guyana in 1978, hundreds of members of the “Jonestown Cult” fatally poisoned themselves and their children at the urging of leader Jim Jones. In the 1930s and 1940s, more than 23,000 non-Jews in at least 45 countries risked their lives to aid, hide and protect Jewish people, even as the Nazis were committing systematic mass murder.

Preregistration for "Personal Essay Writing"

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Will you be here over Interterm?

Happy Interterm!  This period between the winter holiday and the second semester (Monday, January 7 - Wednesday, January 23) is an exciting time to be on campus.  With interesting (non-credit) courses available and the extra time to enjoy all the college and the Pioneer Valley have to offer, what's not to love?

For purposes of safety and security, Residential Life is collecting information about who will be on campus for part or all of Interterm. Important ResLife dates are listed here.

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When You Are Strange

By Katherine Duke '05

Have Americans ever struck you as strange? Have you ever wondered about Americans’ obsession with sports like NASCAR, “football” or baseball? Did you grow up without American TV shows? Do you find it strange how Americans are constantly interrupting one another? Or asking “How are you?” and not waiting for an answer?

“Many Different Kinds of Strangeness”

By Katherine Duke '05

Photo by Jessica Mestre '10

Have Americans ever struck you as strange? Have you ever wondered about Americans’ obsession with sports like NASCAR, “football” or baseball? Did you grow up without American TV shows? Do you find it strange how Americans are constantly interrupting one another? Or asking “How are you?” and not waiting for an answer?

For Two Students, MLK Day Means Discussion, Meeting with Governor

January 18, 2010

On a day when many Americans celebrated the life and work of the Rev.  Martin Luther King, Jr., in song, service and other activities, two Amherst College students participated in a very different yet fitting memorial: They helped lead a conversation about youth violence in nearby Springfield.

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