'64 Alum Examines Nuclear Energy in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

March 31, 2009 e-News

Taking the Art World by Storm

 

March 31, 2009 e-News

Katherine Duke ’05 explored the work of Artist-in-Residence Nathalie Miebach, who “combines science, art and music all in one,” in her latest Campus Buzz dispatch.

 

Students Vote to Donate $70k to Help with Budget Woes

March 17, 2009 e-News

In a referendum on March 11, the Amherst student body voted overwhelmingly to give $50,000 of their own funding to financial aid and another $20,000 to help maintain staff pay among the college’s lowest-paid employees. The undergraduates had already donated $30,000 to create an Interim Student Life Fund, which will pay for student programming that is traditionally funded by the administration but has been cut or canceled due to the financial crisis.

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Final Four or Bust

March 17, 2009 e-News

Two Amherst women’s squads continued to advance in NCAA play this past weekend. The basketball team’s defeat of Brandeis University earned them a ticket to Holland, Mich., to take on Washington University in St. Louis, while the hockey team will play Middlebury College (at Midd) after a victory over Plattsburgh State University.

What if the Greeks had Stopwatches?

March 17, 2009 e-News

In Room for Debate, an online feature of The New York Times with running commentary on particular issues in the news, Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, gave some historical perspective to a discussion of hard- or impossible-to-break sports records.  

'53 Alumnus Highlighted on Times Web Site

March 17, 2009 e-News

Norman Gorbaty’s first art show—and return to his creative roots—were the subject of a piece in the newspaper’s City Room blog.

Secrets, Exposed

March 17, 2009 e-News

Katherine Duke ’05 reports on hearing PostSecret creator Frank Warren, “the most trusted stranger in America,” talk at Johnson Chapel on March 10

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The Champ

March 17, 2009 e-News

Few Jeopardy! winners can claim a better run than Ben Bishop ’09, whose $115,800 in winnings last year landed him a spot in the game show’s Tournament of Champions, airing March 11 to 24. Amherst magazine tells his story just in time for another shot at glory; his quest to become the best of the best started March 13. 

Mere Entertainment

March 17, 2009 e-News

Sarah Cassel ’03 explains the method behind the madness of Mr. Gad’s House of Improv at Amherst.

Consuming Happiness

March 2, 2009 e-News

Economics Professor Daniel P. Barbezat discussed his course “Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness,” as well as mindfulness, well-being and how this all relates to the current economic downturn in articles in U.S. News & World Report, Inside Higher Ed and on the Amherst Web site

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