Amherst College Symposium to Commemorate Fall of Berlin Wall

October 7, 2009

A three-day symposium sponsored by the German government and held at Amherst College Oct. 14-16 will feature lectures, personal reminiscences and photographic and historical exhibits, as well as a free buffet lunch of German food, all to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Amherst Goes Greener

October 6, 2009

Already renowned for its state-of-the-art cogeneration plant that recycles hot exhaust to generate steam, Amherst College’s electrical use has become even greener lately, thanks to a new agreement that’s bringing power to the campus from Canada.

Amherst College and Japan

After more than two centuries of isolation, Japan finally opened its door to the world in 1868. A few years earlier, a young man named Shimeta Neesima, later known as Joseph Hardy Neesima, traveled from Japan to America; by 1867 he had found his way to Amherst College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree three years later at the age of twenty-seven. Only by illegally boarding a ship named Berlin bound for China was he able, in 1864, to leave Japan.

Using R and RStudio at Amherst

R is a powerful open source environment for statistics.  RStudio is an integrated development environment that facilitates the use of R by students and instructors. A server is available for members of the Amherst community at  The following resources are intended to help those getting started with these systems.

Five College Guide to R and RStudio

Queeriosity: Being Trans* at Amherst

By Anonymous Contributor to The Amherst Student

Queeriosity: Milk and Milk and Cookies

By Bonnie Drake '17, Contributing Writer to The Amherst Student

Queeriosity: The Closet Struggle is Real

By Kane Willis '15, Contributing Writer to The Amherst Student

Queeriosity: Re-imagining Manhood

By Matt Randolph, Contributing Writer to The Amherst Student

LGBTQQIAA Amherst: Then and Now

By James Hildebrand '15, Contributing Writer to The Amherst Student