The Achievers

September 1, 2009 e-News

 Part of the second-largest applicant pool in Amherst history, the members of the college’s Class of 2013 and this fall’s transfer students are a diverse and accomplished bunch. Some include a hospital bed inventor, a Sundance Channel filmmaker and a UNICEF advocate.

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'77 Alum and Harvard Professor Appointed New Trustees

September 1, 2009 e-News

John Middleton '77, a prominent Philadelphia businessman and 2004 Medal of Eminent Service recipient, and Howard Gardner, a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, will each serve six-year terms on Amherst’s Board of Trustees.

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Daily Beast Features Dan Brown '86, Harlan Coben '84

September 1, 2009 e-News

The two bestselling authors and fraternity brothers were in a photo gallery of other famous college pairings that included Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore, Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve, and Stanley Tucci and Ving Rhames.

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Deconstructing the Vanilla Milkshake

August 18, 2009 e-News

Neuroscience professor J.P. Baird and trustee David A. Kessler ’73, M.D., former head of the FDA and author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, discuss how social norms, aggressive advertising and a conspiring food industry have contributed to the nation’s expanding waistline. Listen to the interview online for Amherst Reads.

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The Karate Kid

August 18, 2009 e-News

If earning all-conference and all-New England honors as a women’s soccer player weren’t enough, Lili Ferguson ’11E can now add to her list of athletic achievements national and international wins in the martial arts. Public Affairs intern Gregory Campeau ’11 tells her story.

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Summer Camp(us)

August 18, 2009 e-News

Every June, July and August, Amherst hosts hundreds of adults and kids participating in everything from the Nike Tennis Camp, to the Ko Festival of Performance, to an Ultimate training program. Katherine Duke ’05 reports on a day in the summer life.

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