Amherst.edu: We Want Your Feedback!

December 2, 2008 e-News

As part of its continuing efforts to understand how constituents use and experience the college’s Web site, the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is conducting a survey of Amherst.edu users. The findings will be used to create more meaningful online content and initiatives, as well as ways to help alumni better connect with one another, students and the college. The survey closes Dec. 19, so take a minute and share your thoughts.

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The 2008 Amherst Story Project

December 2, 2008 e-News

Believing that every person’s story matters, several students founded the Amherst Story Project in 2004 to highlight the fascinating lives and unique experiences of a few of their classmates. Check out the stories of five of the latest participants.

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This Room Rocks

December 2, 2008 e-News

If a mug made of billion-year-old clay or the shell of a predatory snail aren’t strange and amazing enough, there are plenty more weird and wonderful items to be found in the campus digs of Leslie Moclock ’10E. Learn more about the aspiring geologist’s room in the latest edition of My Space.

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Lord Jeff, Deconstructed

December 2, 2008 e-News

On the heels of the 250th anniversary of Lord Jeffery Amherst’s arrival in North America, Professor of History and American Studies Kevin Sweeney discusses the general’s legacy, military acumen and controversial relationship with Native Americans in an Amherst magazine piece and bonus video interview.

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The Biggest Meal of the Year

December 2, 2008 e-News

Writer and editor Katherine Duke ’05 sat down with Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology, just before Thanksgiving to get a scholar’s perspective on the United States’ gastronomic holiday.

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Amherst Featured in New York Times Column About Philanthropy

December 2, 2008

In the piece, Ron Lieber ’93 journeyed north to his college and spoke with President Anthony W. Marx, Chief Advancement Officer Megan Morey and Lives of Consequence Campaign Co-Chair and Trustee Brian Conway ’80 about giving to one’s alma mater in today’s economic climate.

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