Associated Press: Amherst College Honors World War II Veterans

In a piece that ran in several media outlets across the country, the AP featured Richard Hunter ’44, J. Bruce Duncan ’45, Frank R.L. Egloff ’46 and C. Burns Roehrig ’45 who finally received long-overdue diplomas at Amherst’s commencement May 22. “Of course we wanted to honor these men who gave so much to the nation,” President Anthony W. Marx told reporter Mark Pratt. “It’s a statement of pride and an acknowledgment of service.”

Associated Press: Amherst College Urges Students To Ease Up On Technology Use

The AP wire ran a brief about Amherst Unplugged, an initiative encouraging students to turn off their technological devices for any part of April 8, that was picked up by newspapers and other media outlets across the country.

Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Announces His Resignation

Associated Press: Private colleges aim to rein in loan-free financial aid

In a piece that was picked up by USA Today, The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers, President Anthony Marx explains the college’s reason for remaining committed the no-loans policy, saying “we have to remain accessible to the middle class, where we had under-representation and where there is so much talent.

Amherst receives historic gifts

Two gifts of $100 million and $125 million generated much coverage in the Associated Press  and other media outlets across the country.

AP: More college grads join Teach for America

In an Associated Press report covering the rise in the number of applications received by Teach for America this year, Amherst's recent graduates were mentioned for their particularly great interest in the organization, which equips and sends top graduates to teach in disadvantaged public schools across the country.

Ben Bishop ’09 on Jeopardy

Amherst senior Ben Bishop ’09 made headlines in The Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription required), Associated Press and The Seattle Times with a four-day run on the game show Jeopardy!

Khrushchev kin allege family honor slurred

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, commented on allegations that the son of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was a traitor in this widely circulated Associated Press piece.