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Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid book release

Submitted by Alissa S. Wilson [d] on Thursday, 3/5/2009, at 9:16 AM

The Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) and the Fletcher Alumni Club of Washington DC, together with John Hammock and Alissa Wilson invite you to celebrate the release of

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid

The Game Plan

Story and photos by Katherine Duke '05

As an innocent Amherst first-year in the fall of 2001, I developed an addiction that has a hold on me to this day. I got sucked into a strange world that’s difficult to explain to those who haven’t visited: a world where we know each other by first and middle initials, last name and class year (I’m kdduke05); where “snooping” and “snitching” are not only socially acceptable but appreciated; and where people who have never laid eyes on each other regularly engage in vigorous debates and develop lasting friendships.

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By Katherine Duke ’05

One of the many reasons I chose to attend Amherst College was that it was far away. Or, far enough away.  My parents could do the three-hour drive fairly easily when I wanted them to—but only when I wanted them to. The other serious contender, Vassar, was only an hour from my hometown. I cringed when I realized it got the same radio stations. I have nothing against my family or my high school, but I wanted my college experience to feel separate from them. So Amherst it was.

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