New York Times: Effort to Get Metal to Act Like Wood

Amherst baseball coach Bill Thurston was interview for this piece about new high-tech bats.

New York Times: When Judges Make Foreign Policy

Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, penned this letter to the editor about an article discussing war criminals and torture of detainees that appeared in the New York Times.

With No Frills or Tuition, a College Draws Notice

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx gave his thoughts on the purpose of college endowments and on BereaCollege’s no-tuition model in this New York Times story.

Deep Down, We Can't Even Fool Ourselves

Piercarlo Valdesolo, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, discussed his studies of moral hypocrisy and self-leniency in this story in The New York Times.

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: The (Yes) Low Cost of Higher Ed

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college and President Anthony W. Marx were referenced several times in this essay about top universities becoming "significantly more affordable for the majority of students."

New York Times: A Cure for the College-Bound Blues

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker was quoted in a Times article about growing numbers of high school seniors taking a year off before starting college.

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.

Discussion of "Should The New York Times be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes?" at Amherst College Dec. 6

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