Campus Challenge

Panel Discussion on “Educational Inequality and Opportunity”

Watch the April 17, 2013, panel discussion with Barry O’Connell,Professor of English; Vanessa Fong, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ben Guest, Career Center Program Director & Careers in Education Professions Advisor; Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Professor of English and American Studies; and Luca Grillo, Assistant Professor of Classics.

Events Overview February through June, 2013

MAY-JUNE EVENTS:

Fill-a-Truck Drive. Form friendly competition among teams, join a ‘tabling’ group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept non-perishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include: Alumni Gym, Barrett Hall, Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science, Ponty Pool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

About the Panel

This conversation (which is edited and condensed) took place in the athletic director’s office on June 13, 2012, exactly 10 days before Title IX turned 40.

Michelle Morgan is entering her 35th season as an Amherst coach and her 23rd at the helm of the women’s golf team.

Suzanne Coffey has been athletic director at Amherst since 2006. She was one of the first women to receive an athletic scholarship to a U.S. college.

Learning Not to Highlight, and Other Orientation Highlights

By Katherine Duke '05

Hello, my name is Katherine, and I am a recovering habitual highlighter. Nine years ago, when I started my first year at Amherst, I got into the habit of studying with a hot pink or neon green or fluorescent orange marker in my hand, so that I could drag it across any lines of text that struck me as particularly important. It made me feel accomplished and scholarly—I could look back through the pages and see that I had really studied. It took me several semesters and many defaced books to realize that merely changing the color of what I’d read didn’t help me very much when I went back to re-read it later, and it was especially unhelpful when I found that I’d designated three quarters of every page as “particularly important.”

Always Mindful

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke on Thursday, 8/13/2009, at 1:57 PM

“How come we all can’t be just a little bit more like monks here?”

Andrew Kriete ’11E has been wondering about this ever since he returned to Amherst after four months practicing meditation in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in New York. He was speaking on a student panel on April 23 as part of the college’s first Day of Mindfulness—a series of events inviting members of the college community to explore various contemplative practices. In the Babbott Room of the Octagon, nine students discussed how and why they’re trying to be mindful in their academic and social lives.

Robert Jay Lifton, "Americans as Survivors—Vietnam and Iraq": Lecture and Panel Discussion, November 9 and 10, 2004

Robert Jay Lifton spoke on "Americans as Survivors—Vietnam and Iraq" on Nov. 9, 2004. The following day, Anthony W. Marx, Amherst College president, and Gerald Fink '62, founding member of the Whitehead Institute and American Cancer Society Professor of Genetics at MIT, joined Lifton for a discussion of national security and academic freedom.

David Cole and Phil Scraton To Discuss Prison and Civil Liberties at Amherst College April 4

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