Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Gays in the Military

Martha Umphrey, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

On March 9, 2010, Professor Martha Umphrey led a discussion in Converse Hall about the controversies surrounding the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the armed forces.

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Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst’s Legends

On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115), Amherst College honored the life and career of one of America’s most important historians and teachers with a symposium on “Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst’s Legends.” Featuring prominent historians, lawyers and others who knew Commager well, the event marks the end of a year-long special project by the Amherst College Library’s Archives and Special Collections to arrange and describe Commager’s papers, making them available for the public.