Don't Forget...

December 17, 2008 e-News

To take advantage of the calendar year-end tax deduction for 2008 and include Amherst in your gift-giving plans. Make a contribution by midnight Dec. 31 at www.amherst.edu/give or call 413-542-5900 or 1-866-542-4438 until 4:30 p.m. the same day. Thank you!

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Marx Discusses Mandatory Endowment Spend Rate in L.A. Times

October 21, 2008 e-News

In an Oct. 12 op-ed countering a piece written by Sen. Charles Grassley, Amherst President Anthony W. Marx offered his thoughts on possible legislation requiring colleges with larger endowments to spend a specified amount of their resources each year in a certain way.

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Chemistry Professors Awarded $377,936 Grant

October 21, 2008 e-News

The funding from the National Science Foundation will enable Helen Leung, Mark Marshall and their undergraduate researchers to pursue two lines of scientific inquiry as well as the construction of an instrument they describe as “well-suited for research at an undergraduate institution.”

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Skeletons in Their Closets

October 21, 2008 e-News

With so many items to display and relatively little space to exhibit them, the storage areas of the college’s Mead Art Museum and Museum of Natural History are full of pieces ranging from the beautiful and intricate to the strange and macabre. Mead Director and Chief Curator Elizabeth Barker and Museum of Natural History Collections Manager Kate Wellspring dish on their respective institutions’ mermaids, moustaches and other treasures.

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Football Team's Offensive Quartet Excels On and Off the Field

October 21, 2008 e-News

Seniors Tim Rose, Sam Rudman, Justin Wiley and Jay Hebb are exactly what you’d expect from 260-pound offensive linemen when they’re playing football. Off the field? You can leave the stereotypes and expectations at the door.

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Homecoming and Amherst: A Winning Combination

October 21, 2008 e-News

Pack your picnic basket and grab your favorite Amherst sweatshirt—Homecoming is just around the corner! Make the trek back to campus Nov. 7 to 9 and take part in the weekend’s many lectures, programs, tours and activities, including a conversation with President Marx in Johnson Chapel, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. (submit your question online). Register now and view the full schedule of events.

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Amherst Reads November Pick: The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate '89

October 21, 2008 e-News

Beginning Nov. 1, participants in the college’s online book club will be able join a discussion or read a review of Applegate’s book, as well as listen to a conversation between the author and David Reynolds ‘70. Curious about October’s featured book? Peruse the review, audio and excerpt from The Thing Itself by Dick Todd '62.

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Student Co-Authors Boston Globe Op-Ed

May 7, 2008 e-News Conor Clarke ’08 and classmate Greg Yothers, an inmate at the Hampshire County Correctional Facility participating in the college’s Inside-Out program, argued against the disenfranchisement of incarcerated felons in Massachusetts.
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ElBaradei, Tilghman to be Honored at Amherst Commencement

May 7, 2008 e-News 

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the president of Princeton University and five others making an impact today—including Robert H. Brown Jr. ’69, Henry A. Freedman ’62 and Saraswathi Vedam ’78—will receive honorary degrees during the college’s ceremonies May 25.

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Amherst Alumni Jobs Now Online

May 7, 2008 e-News Have a vacancy in your office to fill? Want to browse employment listings posted by fellow Amherst alumni? Create or search for alumni-to-alumni job opportunities online.
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