AskPhil App

The launch of the application for mobile devices prompted coverage by The New York Times as well as the paper’s Opinionator blog, 3 Quarks Daily and

My Hero, the Outlaw of Amherst: New York Times

Times art critic Holland Cotter wrote this column about the many “versions” of Emily Dickinson and his own touching experience of visiting the Belle of Amherst’s house, now the college’s Emily Dickinson Museum.

New York Times: An Opera’s Very Long Overture

The much-anticipated but long-overdue debut of all three acts of Lewis Spratlan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Life is a Dream this coming summer was discussed in a lengthy New York Times article.

Amherst Maintains Financial Aid Policy

Bloomberg News, the New York Times and the Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription required) all took notice when the college reaffirmed its commitment in January of 2010 to financial aid and, in particular, replacing student loans with grants.

She Turned On the Light

New York Times and Broadway World raved about She Turned on the Light, a one-woman production written by Wendy Woodson of the college’s Theater and Dance Department and performed by Marina Libel ’01. Also involved in the play are Amherst’s Suzanne Dougan, set and costume creator, and Kathy Couch ’95, lighting designer.

New York Times: Touring a College in the Rain, and Drawing Some Preliminary Conclusions

The Time’s The Choice blog featured Amherst in a very complimentary post about a prospective student and her mother visiting colleges.

Santa Cruz Sentinel: In hot water: Choosing your next water heater

A recent New York Times op-ed penned by physics professor Larry Hunter was mentioned in this column about choosing a water heater.

Passing Strange

Passing Strange, a new book by Professor of American Studies and History Martha A. Sandweiss, was featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, San Francisco Chronicle and on National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show.

Patrick Fitzgerald ’82: The Corruption Fighter

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ’82 made headlines for his role in the investigation and arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. Lauded as an “outstanding prosecutor, a pure professional,” the former rugby player—who received an honorary degree from his alma mater in 2007—was profiled by The New York Times, CNN, ABC News and Time magazine, among other outlets.

New York Times: Colleges Are Not Going Hungry, but Are in Need

In this piece, Ron Lieber ’93 journeyed north to his college and spoke with President Anthony W. Marx, Chief Advancement Officer Megan Morey and Lives of Consequence Campaign Co-Chair and Trustee Brian Conway ’80 about giving to one’s alma mater in today’s economic climate.