Salon, Inquirer Feature Political Science Prof's Book

January 6, 2009 e-News

In addition to the popular online news publication and the Philadelphia newspaper, The Washington Post, The Village Voice and The Daily Hampshire Gazette have all reviewed Tom Dumm’s recently published Loneliness as a Way of Life.

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The New Yorker Publishes Two More Richard Wilbur '42 Poems

January 6, 2009 e-News

Wilbur, the John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst and prolific poet, contributed “Anterooms” and “Trismegistus” for the Jan. 5 issue of the venerable literary magazine.

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Washington, Here Comes Amherst

January 6, 2009 - e-News

At least three members of the college community have been tapped by President-Elect Barack Obama to serve in his new administration, while a fourth is reportedly being discussed for an appointment as well.

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The Corruption Fighter

December 17, 2008 e-News

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ’82 continues to make headlines for his role in the investigation and arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. Lauded as an “outstanding prosecutor, a pure professional,” the former rugby player—who received an honorary degree from his alma mater in 2007—was profiled by The New York Times, CNN, ABC News and Time magazine, among other outlets.

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Scott Turow '70 Discusses Blagojevich Scandal in New York Times Op-Ed

December 17, 2008 e-News

In the piece, the Amherst trustee and attorney examines Fitzgerald’s case against the governor and gives his thoughts on ethics reform in Illinois.

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Times Magazine Explores Thesis of David Foster Wallace '85

December 17, 2008 e-News

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Ben Bishop '09 Answers: What is Jeopardy!?

December 17, 2008 e-News

Fellow “big blue board” veteran Katherine Duke ’05 sat down with the college’s newly minted four-time Jeopardy! champion to learn more about his recent rise to game show stardom. She did not, however, require him to phrase each answer in the form of a question.

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Amherst Creates Scholarship Fund for American Veterans

December 17, 2008 e-News

The permanently endowed fund will provide enough financial aid to cover the full demonstrated need of qualified former U.S. servicemen and servicewomen who are accepted by and enroll at the college, starting in the fall of 2009. 

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2008 Alum Named Marshall Scholar

December 17, 2008 e-News

Conor Clarke '08, currently a fellow at The Atlantic Monthly, is one of just 40 students and recent graduates in the country to receive the award, which will subsidize all of his expenses for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.

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A Court Just Getting Its Sea Legs

December 17, 2008 e-News

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Professor Lawrence Douglas discusses recent developments with the International Criminal Court as well as his predictions and hopes for its future.

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