Lives of Consequence

"They own it,” says Catherine Sanderson.

"Teachers teach subjects," says Barry O’Connell, "But they also teach persons."

Barry O'Connell, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, with Sarah Perez '11

Two Gifts for the Record Books

College Row

Lives of Consequence: The Class of 1969

They arrived in Amherst as freshmen in 1965, just weeks after the Watts Riots, and started their senior year in the wake of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. For Jay Silverman, Fred Hoxie, Dick Aronson and their fellows in the Class of 1969, the times called for action to address the injustices and inequalities in society. A Better Chance gave them the chance to do just that.

Lives of Consequence: Eliza Auerbach '99

Lives of Consequence: David E. Meier '77

imageBy Lee Levison ’77 and Jim Rehnquist ’77



+ Born Boston, Massachusetts August 1987 to a Guatemalan immigrant and a Yankee mother, a pharmacist and a public school counselor, respectively.
+ Entered (1992) and graduated (2005) Pentucket Regional Public Schools.
+ Entered (2005) and graduated (2010) Amherst College.
+ For more details, please read below or consult my résumé (click on pane to the left).


Lives of Consequence: Emily Todd '89

Leaning Into the Wind


Former U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur '42 gives a master class.

By Emily Gold Boutilier