Associated Press: Amherst College Urges Students To Ease Up On Technology Use

The AP wire ran a brief about Amherst Unplugged, an initiative encouraging students to turn off their technological devices for any part of April 8, that was picked up by newspapers and other media outlets across the country.

Boston Globe: From free jazz to electro-acoustic soundscapes

According to a piece that ran in the national newspaper, music professor Jason Robinson has “honed a capaciously creative body of work largely inspired by seminal, decade-defining conceptualists such as pianist Anthony Davis and trombonist George Lewis.” The story focused on Robinson and his work with his various musical ensembles. 

Boston Globe: With Love and Squalor

English professor William Pritchard ’53 reviewed the latest biography of reclusive writer J.D. Salinger for the Globe’s Sunday edition.

Rivalry, the 125th Meeting of the Amherst and Williams Football Teams

In advance of the Amherst-Williams showdown Nov. 13, national commentators with The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the New England Sports Network gave the storied rivalry and historic occasion its due.

Boston Globe: School Panel seeks advice on class sizes

Economics professor Steven Rivkin role as a consultant to a Boston-area school district was featured in this story in Massachusetts’ most high profile newspaper.

Museums 10’s Table for 10 Initiative

The Museums 10 collaboration—to which the Emily Dickinson, Mead Art and Natural History museums belong—has been generating buzz for its Table for 10 programming this year. AskPhil App

The launch of the application for mobile devices prompted coverage by The New York Times as well as the paper’s Opinionator blog, 3 Quarks Daily and

Big names at the podium: Boston Globe

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx was quoted about his own duty to speak at commencement in this story about colleges and universities clamoring for marquee speakers during graduation ceremonies.

Boston Globe: Shadow Play

English professor William Pritchard reviewed Sue Miller’s latest novel in this article for the New England newspaper.