Overheard on campus
"I was in the room with the IT person, and I was very, very nervous."
Dean of Admission Tom Parker describing to Amherst trustees his state of mind on the occasion of pressing “send” on the spring 2010 e-mail informing 1,126 applicants (from a record-setting pool of 8,088) they’d been admitted to the college. This was the first time the college has notified the students by e-mail.
"Some days we’re Hamlet, sometimes we’re Ferdinand, but our time and place confronts us with those young men’s dilemmas."