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.