"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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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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