New York Times: Big Paycheck or Service? Students Are Put to Test

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
This article spotlighted “highly selective” schools that are encouraging graduates to consider careers beyond consulting and finance. “We’re in the business of graduating people who will make the world better in some way,” the Times quoted President Anthony Marx as saying. “That’s what justifies the expense of the education."

New York Times: "What Would Socrates Say" Helps Make Philosophy Stylish

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"What Would Socrates Say," a new book edited by Amherst College philosophy professor Alexander George, is helping to make philosophy stylish. The book was reviewed in the Sunday, Sept. 2, New York Times.
Published in Britain this summer and now available in the U.S., "What Would Socrates Say?" collects some of the best questions and answers from askphilosophers.org, which allows people to pose questions to a panel of philosophers.

Commentary Editor Gabriel Schoenfeld To Speak on “Should The New York Times Be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes?” at Amhe

October 20, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Political essayist Gabriel Schoenfeld will give a talk titled “Should The New York Times Be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes?” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Paino Lecture Hall in the Earth Sciences Building at Amherst College. The fourth lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Schoenfeld’s talk is free and open to the public.