Music as Medicine

By Jenny Morgan

[Social action] While visiting Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Bennett Rathbun ’07 couldn’t help but notice the music.

“There is a rhythm to Haitian life that is musical,” he says. “It’s in every facet of life. You can’t walk down the street without hearing radios. You can hear six different church services all at once.”

At nineteen, an elate, exuberant poet madly in love with English

Submitted by Eirene Wang on Monday, 2/6/2012, at 10:54 AM

Childhood in African and Caribbean Literature

1.       Locate one passage in Walcott that you particularly like.

2.      What questions did this passage raise?

3.      What sources did you look at?

4.      How has looking at these sources helped deepen your understanding of the passage?


Hope for Haiti

Pauyo Plus Eight

Pauyo Plus Eight

By Justin Long

Several Amherst College alumni and students provided assistance to Haiti after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. But Thierry Pauyo ’05, a Harvard Medical School student with deep family roots in Haiti, was there from the beginning.

After the Earthquake

Pour l'Haïti: Ballade de l'Histoire de l'Haïti

Ballade de l’Histoire de l’Haïti


Le soleil, où es-tu caché,

Derrière la nuage en tremblant?

Pourquoi crains-tu, si réservé

Amherst Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti

January 15, 2010

Haitian Flag

The Amherst College community is deeply saddened by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Haiti in the aftermath of the recent earthquake that devastated the region. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. We are currently gathering information about how Amherst students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends are responding to the crisis and are eager to share effective ways to help those who need our support.

Communication with Haiti remains very challenging, and we will provide further information as and when we can.