Voices

Voices

The One who Felt Bullied

It was a pleasure to read about the legacy of English 1 (“Amherst English: An Appreciation,” Summer 2013). But a statistical detail in Rand Cooper’s accurate portrait took me aback:

Yet for every student who felt bullied there were three who felt challenged to rise to the occasion, spurred on by what one student called “this ‘we-are-tearing-you-down-so-that-you-will-put-yourself-back-together’ attitude.”

Voices

The Physical Internet

Your piece “Behind the Glowing Screen” (Spring 2013) gave me a chuckle. Andrew Blum’s journey to find the Internet began in his basement in Brooklyn. Mine began on a rooftop in the Bronx. Only, I wasn’t looking for the Internet—it found me.  

Voices

The faculty hiring spree


Vanessa Fong

Voices

The Code of Converse

I enjoyed immensely the Fall 2012 article by John B. Bennison ’74 about Amherst’s early-1970s computer lab.

Letters

Chapel as a short, painless course

I was touched by the recollection of Professor Joseph Epstein by his son Joshua M. Epstein ’76 (Insights, Summer 2012).

Letters

Questioning ties to the NCAA

“A  Makeover for Pratt Field” (College Row, Spring 2012) describes the field as “a beacon of small-college athletics tradition and the third oldest NCAA football-playing site in the nation.” Hidden in that sentence is an important question for Amherst.

Letters

Letters

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The 100th anniversary issue

Letters

Interviewing Biddy Martin

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