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Submitted by Alice M. Herrmann on Friday, 11/16/2012, at 12:39 PM
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Amherst College Football

Sketching the Heisman

Text and photos by Rob Mattson

Analysis and its Limits

Submitted by Robert M. Suits on Monday, 1/30/2012, at 5:38 PM

            Music is among the oldest of arts in the world, and yet somehow it remains one of the most arcane. A bizarre barrier seems to stand between a piece of music and our best efforts at analysis – no matter how hard we try or the methods we use, something is always lost in the transition from notes to words. The magic we feel listening to a Beethoven sonata – an almost pure expression of mood, character, and ideas simultaneously – is never replicated by an analysis of that sonata.

Resident Artist David Gloman Featured on Heisman Telecast

Submitted on Wednesday, 12/28/2011, at 2:01 PM

By Rob Mattson

Football and painting seem to have as much in common as Nietzsche and NASCAR, but David Gloman can attest otherwise. The 19-year veteran of Amherst College, a resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art, was hired to create drawings of 30 of today’s best football players as part of the ESPN production of the 77th Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation. On Dec. 10, Baylor University player Robert Griffin III became the 32nd quarterback to earn college football’s most coveted trophy, but the opportunity to be part of such an iconic event was a victory for Gloman as well, like a swollen river that finally crested, but only after years of ebbing, flowing, meandering and shaping the landscape of his life.

Catherine Sanderson

Catherine Sanderson, professor of psychology at Amherst College, also serves as a member of the town school committee, manages to find time to teach, conduct research, write books as well as advise members of the men’s hockey team. She’s also advised several football players over the years on academics, including Quarterback Alex Vetras.

Sarah Leyman ’11 and Molly Mead

Sarah Leyman, a senior and member of the Amherst women’s basketball team, and Molly Mead, director of Amherst’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) discuss community service at Amherst College. Sarah, from Cincinnati, OH, was recently named one of five finalists from the NCAA’s Division I, II and III for the prestigious 7th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. Presented annually by Athletes for a Better World, the Wooden Cup is awarded to the most outstanding role model among college athletes in America.

Suzanne Coffey and Lisa Melendy

Suzanne Coffey, Amherst College's director of athletics, and Lisa Melendy, Williams College’s interim director of athletics, discuss athletics, academics and community service at the two liberal arts colleges.

Jide Zeitlin ’85 and Todd Haggerty ’98

Jide Zeitlin, chair of Amherst College’s board of trustees, player on Amherst’s 1984 undefeated football team and member of the Class of 1985, and Todd Haggerty, a former football player and member of the Class of 1998, discuss the Amherst-Williams rivalry.

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