2014-2015 News

Be sure to check out the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble perform at the 2015 McBride '59 Commission Concert on February 21st at 8 pm! This year's featured composer, JC Sanford, will give a lecture on his piece "Trash Me Hamster," at 1:00pm on Friday, February 20th and perform with his Quartet following the ACJE performance. 

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy Search

Submitted by Siddheshwar S. Salvi on Tuesday, 8/25/2009, at 12:56 PM

First Meeting of the Semester - Times TBA.


The New York Times

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BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

50 min 11 sec ago
The tentative settlement covers suits filed by Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, as well as the federal government.

Business Ties Made by Bush as Florida Governor Turned Lucrative When He Left Office

1 hour 16 min ago
The former Florida governor is finding a steady source of income in speeches for corporations, industry trade groups and other organizations.

On Tennis: On Centre Court, Paths Increasingly Diverge for Federer and Nadal

1 hour 52 min ago
Rafael Nadal lost in the second round of Wimbledon to Dustin Brown after his rival Roger Federer showed vintage form in victory.

Boko Haram Is Suspected in Shootings at Mosques in Nigeria

2 hours 8 min ago
Up to 150 people were gunned down in three locations, according to witnesses, in attacks by gunmen thought to be members of Boko Haram.

First Draft: Obama and Scott Walker Set Aside Political Tensions on the Tarmac

2 hours 14 min ago
When you are a governor preparing to run against everything the president stands for, do you greet the president when he visits your state? For Scott Walker of Wisconsin, the answer is yes.


Harrisburg Patriot-News

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Double-fatal shooting witnessed by about 50 people at York County bar

3 min 17 sec ago
Police say a man and a woman died in a shooting on the deck of Flapjack's Pub near Dillsburg.

Hampden Township Sewer Authority will examine storm water fee resolution

19 min 43 sec ago
The Hampden Township Sewer Authority this month will discuss a resolution to implement a new fee on property owners as the township works to stay afloat of unfunded federal mandates to manage storm water runoff.

Standoff underway in uptown Harrisburg

40 min 5 sec ago
Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter confirmed that the incident is related to the early morning shooting death at a State Street gas station.

Coroner called to shooting at York County bar

29 min 31 sec ago
The coroner was called to Flapjack's Pub.

Warm, mostly rain-free Friday on tap

1 hour 25 min ago

Friday, look for partly sunny skies, with a high of near 80.


Boston Globe: Students Switching Activism to Boardroom

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Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.