Turtle Power

September 29, 2009 e-News

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Alumni Artists' Network: Join Us Online

September 29, 2009 e-News

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Obama's Amherst Brain Trust Continues to Grow

September 16, 2009 e-News

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"This Faculty Will Change you Forever"

September 16, 2009 e-News

 In his traditional Convocation address at Johnson Chapel on Sept. 7, Amherst President Anthony W. Marx urged new students to get to know their “guides in learning.” Their professors’ job, he told the undergrads, is “to help you ... add to what we mean to each other and the world.” Read, listen to or view his inspirational speech.

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His Last First Week

September 16, 2009 e-News

As another orientation recedes into memory and classes begin anew, Ben Lieber, Amherst’s Dean of Students, spoke with Katherine Duke ’05 about orientations, students and parents of present and past, and offered a few words of advice for his successor.

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Globe-Al Appeal

September 16, 2009 e-News

The college’s MeadArt Museum was recognized by the Boston Globe on Sept. 4 as one of New England’s top college art museums. Learn more about the collection, the building that houses it and some of its lesser-known works.

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Wash Post Dubs '02 Alum "The Voice of a New Generation of Vets"

September 16, 2009 e-News

Matt Flavin—who returned to campus in 2008 for a panel discussion on the military—was featured in a profile that explored his career and position as the director of the Obama administration’s new Office of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy.

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Rules for Old Men Waiting

September 16, 2009 e-News

Throughout his career, former Amherst president Peter Pouncey collected about 2,000 pages of his own stories and sketches in a wooden chest. He spoke recently about the now-published writings with fellow author Scott Turow ’70 for Amherst Reads.

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Amherst Blogs

September 16, 2009 e-News

More than 60 alumni blogs are now listed on the college’s Web site, on topics ranging from jazz to making movies to life in culinary school. Alumni are blogging about healthcare reform, politics, business and generally offering their perspectives of the world from every vantage point. Check them out and add yours to the list!

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Lead from the Front

September 1, 2009 e-News

In a talk at Johnson Chapel Aug. 31, renowned author and veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff ’98 offered first-year and transfer students his take on 50 things to do before graduating. Among them: “write, write,” “beat Williams” and “learn about President John F. Kennedy’s speech here.”

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