Senior Awarded Watson to Study Abandoned Buildings

March 31, 2009 e-News

 

Calista McRae ’09 will use the prestigious fellowship to explore ruins and their “suggestive power,” which she says is responsible for a “millennium of poetry and art” that is often sentimentalized and allegorized out of all proportion.

 

Amherst College Senior Calista McRae Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 25, 2008

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AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Calista McRae, an English major from East Brookfield, Mass., is one of just 40 students across the United States to have received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. McRae will use the award—which comes with a $28,000 stipend—to study abandoned buildings in Germany, Bangladesh, India, the Czech Republic, Australia, the Ukraine and Belarus.