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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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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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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