Flint Lead Crisis Renews Attention in Professor's Research
A widely lauded study by economics professor Jessica Wolpaw Reyes ’94links the Clean Air Act’s removal of lead from gasoline in the 1970s to the dramatic nationwide drop in violent crime in the 1990s. This spring she's teaching a course on health economics and policy.
Amherst Brings Together Experts for Year-Long Study of Guns in Society
To some, the gun is a symbol of a society crumbling into violence and chaos. To others, it’s a necessary tool to protect society from crime and disorder. It’s a subject that invites fierce debate, and, at Amherst this year, close scholarly scrutiny.
Brian Beaty ’17, Andrew Orozco ’17, Olivia Truax ’16, Anna Berglund ’16 and a colleague from Pomona College created their own special topics course titled “COP21 and Climate Politics.” The class resulted in extensive research on climate policy and a trip to Paris for the biggest U.N. climate summit of the last 20 years.