Veterans’ Advocate, Acclaimed Defense Attorney and Hit Songwriter Among Seven to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 26
Submitted on Friday, 4/19/2013, at 11:36 AM
April 16, 2013
AMHERST, Mass.— Virtuosic guitarist and composer Freddie Bryant ’87, labor activist Madeline Janis ’82, veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff ’98, acclaimed civil rights attorney Barry Scheck, hit songwriter Jim Steinman ’69, former Wellesley College President Diana Chapman Walsh and pioneering AIDS researcher Robert Yarchoan ’71 will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 192nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. on the school’s main quad.
Amherst Students Named Truman, Beineke Scholars
Submitted on Tuesday, 4/24/2012, at 8:48 AM
By William Sweet
Two Amherst students intent on spreading justice at home and abroad will soon be putting those plans into action, thanks to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. A third student has been awarded a Beineke Scholarship to pursue graduate study in environmental history.