Peter Pouncey, President Emeritus of Amherst College, is Author of Rules for Old Men Waiting

April 25, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Peter Pouncey, the president emeritus of Amherst College, recently published Rules for Old Men Waiting ($21.95, Random House, New York, 2005), a novel about three wars of the 20th century and a marriage. According to novelist and memoirist Frank McCourt, it is “a deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading—it is that rich.”

Hate Crimes Activist Judy Shepard To Speak At Amherst College April 11

March 16, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.- Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard and the co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College, as the keynote speaker at the college's fifth annual Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Alumni/Student Mentoring Weekend. Her talk will be free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Concertante To Present Music at Amherst April 11

March 16, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.- In the final concert in this season's Music at Amherst series, the Concertante Chamber Players will perform the Sextet from "Capriccio" by Richard Strauss, "Verklärte Nacht" by Schoenberg, and the Sextet in B-flat, Op. 18 by Brahms, on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College.

Amherst College Trustees Approve Comprehensive Fee Increase

March 27, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Board of Trustees has established $36,910 as the college's comprehensive fee for 2003-04. This figure represents a 4.9 percent increase over this year's comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room and board.