Here Come the First-Years

August 27, 2008 e-News

The 440 members of Amherst’s Class of 2012 converged on campus Sunday, Aug. 24. The students—who range from ceramicists to champion debaters to Irish folk harpists—represent an extraordinary array of beliefs, ambitions, passions, backgrounds and talents.

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Christian Science Monitor Spotlights Admission, Aid Initiatives

August 12, 2008 e-News 

The newspaper explored Amherst’s efforts to recruit and retain students from low-income backgrounds in a recent article quoting Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker and Admission Fellow Ashley Armato ’08.

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Marx in U.S. News & World Report Story

August 12, 2008 e-News 

In the piece, Amherst President Anthony W. Marx discussed the value of a well-rounded liberal arts education.

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Amherst Recognized As a "Consortium Jewel" by Newsweek

August 12, 2008 e-News 

The magazine highlighted Amherst and Pomona College’s partnerships with nearby higher education institutions and noted that “the combination of small-college atmosphere and big-college choices has been a winning strategy for both schools.”

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Religion Prof Maria Heim Juggles Research, Family, Teaching

August 12, 2008 e-News 

Marjan Hajibandeh ’09E profiles another newly tenured faculty member in her latest Campus Buzz posting.

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203C Morgan: Anthropology Prof Deborah Gewertz's Office Space

August 12, 2008 e-News 

Here’s a look at the campus home of Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology, and the mementos she has collected over the years.

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Amherst Reads to Debut Sept. 2

August 12, 2008 e-News 

Join alumni, faculty, staff and students in an online discussion about a featured book of the month or check out the array of publications offered by Amherst authors through the college’s new virtual book club. Take a sneak peak at our first featured book, Are We Rome? by Cullen Murphy ’74, and bookmark the website here.

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A New Look for the Amherst Web Site

August 12, 2008 e-News 

Watch for the unveiling of the redesign of Amherst.edu Aug. 19. Including information about the latest news and events, the alumni pages will also enable users to find and network with classmates, update contact information and post and read class news.

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Trustee Featured in South China Morning Post Article

July 29, 2008 e-NewsJoseph E. Stiglitz ’64, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics and professor of economics at Columbia University, was the subject of a lengthy profile describing his work and career (registration is required).
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A Titanic Artifact, a Lie Detector and a "Joe Amherst" Figurine

July 29, 2008 e-News What may sound like items in a museum of Americana are all actually odds and ends found in philosophy professor Alex George’s office in Cooper House on College Street. Read more about them and other knick knacks from his Amherst abode in our new “Office Space” feature.
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