Peter Rooney's Book About an Innocent Man Imprisoned

Peter Rooney, the head of Public Affairs for Amherst, spoke with the Amherst Bulletin about his book Die Free: A True Story of Murder, Betrayal and Miscarried Justice, which grew out of his coverage of a murder trial in 1988 when he was a reporter for the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Read about it here.

Amherst College Names Peter Rooney New Director of Public Affairs

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

July 1, 2008
Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College is pleased to announce that Peter Rooney has accepted the position of director of Public Affairs. Rooney, who currently serves as vice president of Gehrung Associates, a media consultancy in Keene, N.H., will assume his new role at Amherst on Sept. 1.
“In addition to bringing to the position a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of higher ed in general, Peter has shown great enthusiasm and passion for Amherst’s mission and programs,” said President Anthony W. Marx. “I am certain he will be a wonderful leader for the college’s Public Affairs team.”