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.
Strategic Leader in Diversity, Inclusion Starts Work at Amherst
Norm Jones arrived this fall as the College’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. He brings “experience and sophistication,” said President Biddy Martin, to the ongoing work of “building an intellectual community that embraces diversity of people and points of view.”
Responding to a statement from the Board of Trustees, which acknowledged the grave threat of climate change, the College reported on its strategy and progress in achieving a carbon-neutral footprint on campus.
Young Alums in Inaugural Class for Elite Fellowship in China
The Schwarzman Scholarship, in part inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, is designed forge links between the future leaders of China and the West. Amherst alums are involved to effect global change in foster care, education, and governmental accountability.