High School Instructors of Three Seniors Win 2011 Swift Moore Teaching Awards



Clark Ginapp, English teacher for Jes-c Brandt; Robert Hepner, math teacher for Rachel Hamalainen; and Linda Linville, history teacher for Gregory Campeau, were chosen for the honor by a committee of seniors, faculty and staff.


May 25, 2011 e-News


’75 Alumnus Named Arcadia University’s 20th President



The Board of Trustees for the Philadelphia-area school unanimously approved Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III, senior vice president and dean of Drexel University’s Center for Graduate Studies in California, for the post, effective July 1.


May 25, 2011 e-News


Audio Available from Latest Telephone Lecture Series



Former Fed Chair, Restaurateur, France Finance Minister Among Eight to Be Honored at Commencement




Paul Volcker, Alice Waters, Christine Lagarde, three alumni and two other notable individuals will all receive honorary degrees during the college’s 190th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22.


Student Entrepreneurs Make Their Pitch


A reusable popcorn bag. A leadership program. A smart-phone calculator application. Sweet potatoes on the go. These were four of the 13 student entries in the inaugural Amherst Innovation Pitch competition on April 30 in Stirn Auditorium.



A Second Life for the Amherst Political Union



A new group founded by three enterprising sophomores is working to foster serious political debate on campus by hosting conversations with various high-profile speakers. In establishing the Amherst Political Union, the students took a page—and a name—from a few distinguished predecessors.



Junior Selected a Truman Scholar



Nathan H. Nash, a political science and biology major, was one of just 60 students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities selected for the honor. He will use the award to finance future graduate study in law and environmental and public policy.



Movie Based on ’68 Alumnus’ Comic Debuts at No. 1




Walt Simonson discussed Thor and his craft at length in a feature on the Comic Book Resources website.   


May 11, 2011 e-News


Alumni-Founded Nonprofit Wins Social Justice Award

 Glustrom_BulayezEric Glustrom and Boris Bulayev, both members of the Class of 2007, received Grinnell College’s Young Innovators for Social Justice prize for Educate!, a program that empowers the next generation of socially responsible leaders in Africa by givin


Don’t Forget to Vote…




This year’s alumni trustee election has begun, so make sure to cast your vote online or via snail mail before noon on May 16.


May 11,2011 e-News