Top 10 Amherst College Instagram Photos

Those who follow Amherst College on Instagram may recognize some of the photos below. With the 2014–15 academic year behind us, we're taking a look back at the College's top 10 most-liked Instagram photos of the year.

#10. The canopy above the Wildlife Sanctuary Trails:


Celebrated Alum Author at Campus Event: “Education Needs to Preserve Compassion”

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at Amherst College on May 4

March 13, 2015

** Due to unforeseen circumstances Mr. Gorbachev's visit the United States have been cancelled. As such, this event will not happen as planned.**


Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College will welcome former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to LeFrak Gymnasium on Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. for a special conversation with renowned scholar William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science.

Journalist Bob Woodward Questions Obama’s Leadership at Campus Event

September 10, 2014


Bob Woodward at the podium in Johnson Chapel.

While Barack Obama may have “the armor of a good heart” and high hopes for the future of the country, the president has still not found a way to engage Congress productively, said Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward to a crowd of nearly 600 Amherst College students, faculty, staff and area residents during a presentation at Johnson Chapel on Sept. 9.

Renowned journalist Bob Woodward to speak at Amherst College on Sept. 9

August 21, 2014


Journalist and author Bob Woodward

Reddit Co-Founder Talks with Students about Internet Entrepreneurship

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 11:35 AM

By Daniel Diner ’14

Reddit co-found Alex Ohanian talks with students

Optimistic, energetic, inquisitive—Alexis Ohanian is everything you would expect a young Internet entrepreneur to be. He shared his optimism, energy and intellectual curiosity with an excited group of students and fans recently when he spoke in Johnson Chapel. Ohanian discussed his experience with founding the social news and entertainment website Reddit and other Web startups; the direction of Internet entrepreneurship; and his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed.

At Last, a Rose

Article by Emily Gold Boutilier

Photos by Rob Mattson

[Making history] Rose Olver came to Amherst in 1962 as the first woman to hold a tenure-track position on the faculty. More than 50 years later, she is the first woman to have her portrait hang in Johnson Chapel.

Additional Facilities

To reserve space in Chapin Lounge or Chapin Chapel contact Diane Dix, the Academic Coordinator of the Religion Department at 542-2181.

Johnson Chapel is the venue of the annual Baccalaureate Service offered by the Office of Religious Life over Commencement Weekend. Arrangements may be made for other events at Johnson Chapel. Inquire with Paula Mieczkowski in the Room Reservations Office at 413-542-8269.

Rose Olver Becomes First Woman to Have Portrait in JChap

Submitted on Tuesday, 2/5/2013, at 11:18 AM

Article by Emily Gold Boutilier; photos by Rob Mattson

Rose Olver came to Amherst in 1962 as the first woman to hold a tenure-track position on the faculty. More than 50 years later, she is the first woman to have her portrait hang in Johnson Chapel.

After the Flood: Renewal at Johnson Chapel

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/3/2012, at 11:25 AM

by William Sweet

Faculty moved back to Amherst’s iconic Johnson Chapel last week, ending an exile that began on Feb. 13, when part of a plaster ceiling fell and broke a sprinkler pipe, causing the building to flood. The professors came back to a Johnson Chapel that truly is old and new again, thanks to a renovation project that’s now wrapping up.