The Year in Review



With the new year upon us, the Office of Public Affairs staff compiled a list of our favorite Amherst College stories from the past 12 months. The pieces surprised us, inspired us, got us thinking or reminded us of the excellence of the Amherst community.

January 5, 2011 e-News


’77 Alum Nominated to Head New Jersey Education System




“Reform-minded” Christopher Cerf was tapped by Gov. Chris Christie to become the state’s next education commissioner, The Wall Street Journal reported.


January 5, 2011 e-News


Play Penned by ’91 Actor/Writer Seeing “Odd Success”



Have You “Friended” Amherst Yet?




If not, check out the college and alumni Facebook pages and catch up on news from campus, play a photo quiz or learn some fun facts about your alma mater, such as how many pounds of bananas Valentine Dining Hall goes through in a single year.



His Girl

Garrison Keillor

"Because I could not stop my bike, I ran into a tree." So said radio personality Garrison Keillor at a benefit performance for the Emily Dickinson Museum on campus Dec. 9.


The Marx of a Killer


On Dec. 13, President Tony Marx guest-starred in Mr. Gad's annual mystery show, falling victim to what he later called "the most enjoyable murder I have yet gone through." Find out whodunit in the latest Campus Buzz.


Medieval Detectives

Medieval Dectectives

After a semester's worth of research, students in music professor Klara Moricz's "Music and Culture" class have deduced that two pieces of sheet music in the Mead Art Museum's collection are actually manuscripts for 14th century Gregorian chants.


David Foster Wallace's "Secret Life as a Philosopher" Finally Revealed



'91 Businessman's Purchase of Arizona NHL Team Nearly Final


Phoenix Coyotes


Illinois entrepreneur Matthew Hulsizer, former captain of the Amherst men's hockey team, has cleared several major hurdles in his efforts to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes franchise. He says he plans to keep the team in Arizona.


Washington Post Profiles '05 Comedienne


The newspaper called Aparna Nancherla "one of the few promising young female comics in Washington in recent years," in the lengthy piece.



e-News December 21, 2010