Music never stops for Jason Robinson

Music professor Jason Robinson was the subject of features in the San Diego Tribune and Los Angeles Times. “My motto is: ‘I compose for improvisers,’” he told the Trib.

Los Angeles Times: Venezuela awaits results of National Assembly elections

“The government is facing the highest degree of unpopularity since 2003,” said political science professor Javier Corrales about this fall’s Venezuelan elections in a lengthy piece. “But at the same time, it has acquired more mechanisms to protect its stranglehold on power. The government always finds a way to contain it, and this election is no exception.”

Lewis Spratlan's What Dreams May Come

Opera News investigated the lengthy gestation of emeritus music professor Lewis Spratlan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Life Is a Dream, for which Spanish professor James Maraniss wrote the English-language libretto.

Javier Corrales on Venezuela/Latin America Developments

Political science professor Javier Corrales served as an expert source for stories in Bloomberg News, The Los Angeles Times and Foreign Policy about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, politics in Venezuela and gays in Latin America.

Ilán Stavans on His New Books, Plays, Hebrew Language

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and FiveCollege 40th Anniversary Professor at AmherstCollege, discussed two of his new books and a play in stories in the San Antonio Express News, Jewish Daily Forward, Los Angeles Times,

Defending college endowments

The following op-ed penned by Amherst President Anthony W. Marx appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 12, 2008.

When members of Congress demand that colleges and universities with larger endowments spend 5% annually to reduce student expenses, anyone facing a tuition bill understandably nods emphatically.

Los Angeles Times: N.J. on the verge of repealing death penalty

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, discussed his opinion on capital punishment in a Dec. 14 article in the Los Angeles Times.