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By Emily Gold Boutilier
A year and a half ago the Amherst College Republicans didn’t even exist. Then one student made it his business to renew the organization.
The results were impressive: Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown spoke at an event to mark the student group’s revival. Membership grew to about 40.
Now the organization is about to host its biggest name yet.
By Peter Rooney
The photos are atmospheric, historic and dramatic, some in color, some in black and white, capturing the historic day on Oct. 26, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy visited Amherst College to receive an honorary degree and preside over the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library.
Amherst College will be hosting two of its best-known alumni authors on Thursday, in two separately scheduled lectures that happen to be occurring within a few hours of each other.
First up will be Charles C. Mann, ’76, who will deliver Amherst College’s annual Hugh Hawkins lecture, titled “1493: Entwining Ecology and History” at 4:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall of the Beneski Building.
With music, lectures, a poet's portait unveiling and a campus-wide celebration, Amherst College thanked alumni, faculty, staff, students and their parents on Friday and Saturday for a successful fundraising campaign that faced fierce initial headwinds.
By Daniel Diner ’14
Reddit co-found Alex Ohanian talks with students
Optimistic, energetic, inquisitive—Alexis Ohanian is everything you would expect a young Internet entrepreneur to be. He shared his optimism, energy and intellectual curiosity with an excited group of students and fans recently when he spoke in Johnson Chapel. Ohanian discussed his experience with founding the social news and entertainment website Reddit and other Web startups; the direction of Internet entrepreneurship; and his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed.
Remember your first cell phone? You loved it. But when a friend got an iPhone your old flip phone lost its charm. You bought a new phone, and the cycle repeated.
This is one example Catherine Sanderson, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology, uses to describe why belongings don’t make people happy. To boost your happiness level, the science suggests, it’s better to spend money on experiences: take a vacation, see a play, go to a game.
By Peter Rooney
In the basement of Amherst College’s Alumni Gymnasium, men’s soccer coach Justin Serpone is on a mission to introduce students to the analytical side of college athletics, and continue building a pipeline from Amherst College to the business side of sports.
By Katherine Duke ’05
Earlier this semester, mysterious signs began to pop up around the Amherst campus. A banner above the entrance to Frost Library asked WHEN DO WE CONFORM?. Posters appeared on every bulletin board, featuring question marks and the letters ABQ. Many people didn’t know what to make of them. One evening in Valentine Dining Hall, I overhead one Breaking Bad fan mutter to another, “Does that stand for ‘Albuquerque’?”
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Following extensive national searches, Amherst has appointed two higher education veterans to the Student Life positions.
e-News June 27, 2014
Ever since Joseph Hardy Neesima (Class of 1870) founded Doshisha University in Kyoto, the university has had a special reciprocal friendship with the college. Last week, the presidents of the two schools signed a formal document to extend the partnership.
This coming year, American studies and English professor Karen Sánchez-Eppler plans to delve into various archives to study a culture that's often overlooked by scholars, though we all have at some point belonged to it: the culture of children.
Major League Baseball and NCAA tennis. A synthetic magnet and a wild moose. A dance party in an operating room and an a cappella concert in New York City. These are just a few highlights of the past year in Amherst College news.
Ted Conover '80 embarked on a "quasi-legal, father-son mission to train-hop through the changing American West" and wrote about it for Outside magazine.
The publication featured the career and life of Julie Strauss-Gabel '94, vice president and publisher at Dutton Children's Books.
Your gift supports an Amherst education that extends horizons, inspires careers, and changes lives. Please support the Annual Fund by midnight, June 30. Thank you!
Building off the momentum from last spring, our goal moving forward is to equip students with the concrete skills they need to develop their entrepreneurial ventures, and to connect them with a network of supporters, advisors, mentors, and peers. We need alumni to fill a number of roles, which means if you are interested there is a way to get involved, no matter how much time you have (or don’t have)!
Family Weekend 2014: October 24 - 26, 2014
May 28, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417
AMHERST, Mass, May 28.—Under warm blue skies, Amherst College celebrated its 186th Commencement Exercises today. The college granted bachelor of arts degrees to 409 members of the Class of 2007 at Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle.
Dear German Department Alums,
Please let us know how you are and what you are up to. If you have a minute to spare, drop a line, and an up-to-date photo if you have one, to our Academic Department Coordinator. With your permission, she will add your message to other alumni submissions on this site.
Our warmest greetings to all of you, The German Department faculty.
August 29, 2013: Congratulations are due to several of our former majors:
Return to campus for a weekend with alumni and students. Register and view the schedule for the weekend.
If you would like to correspond with other Amherst College Black Alumni, you can join the BlackAlumni Listserv.
Black Alumni Listserv Guidelines
La Causa, the College's Latino/a cultural group, invited alumni, students, faculty and staff with interests in the Latino/a community for conversation, presentations, networking and fun to participate in Latino/a Alumni Weekend 2014. The weekend took place Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3, 2014.
June 1, 2014
Alumni (and their family members) listen as Amherst's Aaron Hayden gives a Reunion 2014 talk
Christina Ramos, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Engagement
Welcome to the Class of 1963
The Amherst adventure continues. More than 50 Years ago, 250 classmates spent four years of their lives together in close proximity. Now the Internet makes possible a new connection with each other. These web pages are dedicated to encouraging that connection.
We are saddened by the loss of our classmate Joseph Chow '07 on 9/22/09. Please visit his In Memory page to post recollections.
Welcome to our class webpage. This page serves as an avenue to communicate with fellow alumni, as well as post updates on life after graduation.
Thank you for making our Five-Year Reunion a HUGE success!
If you haven't already, please join the Amherst College Class of 2006 Facebook Group. It's a great way to keep in touch with your classmates
And please make a donation to the Amherst College Annual Fund.
Thanks again to all of the volunteers who made Reunion possible, and to so many of you for attending!
As of May 23, 2011:
Friday May 27
4:00pm - Buildings of Consequence: Tour of the New Campus Check out the new and renovated buildings on campus with a tour led by Jim Brassord, director of facilities and associate treasurer for campus services. Learn more about the college’s future plans and reclaim that prospective student feeling. Sign-up required. Meet at the steps to Frost Library.
7:00pm - Dinner, featuring Wings over Amherst and Antonio’s Pizza5th Reunion Tent
9:00pm - Music and Dancing5th Reunion Tent
Saturday May 28
Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.
Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.My Amherst
Thank you for being part of the Amherst community. Who knew, arriving at Amherst, what a profound effect this place would have on our lives? Was it the faculty, the students, the campus, or the food at Val?
This year, more than 63% of our class (281 classmates) connected with Amherst and with one another by:
2 p.m.- 9 p.m. Alumni House Reception Center Open
Stop by for registration, schedules of class activities, messages, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments.Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street, (413) 542-2065
5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Valentine Hall (Adults - $6, Children [12 and under] - $3)
This message was also sent to the Alumni Tech Forum listserv:
As we announced a few weeks ago, the College is rolling out a new portal page.
As of January 24, that new portal ("My Portal" after you log in) is live. We encourage you to log on, try it out and send us your feedback.
As you know, the College's Internet Strategy Group has begun work on a redesign of the graphics, navigation, and general look and feel of the College web site. To insure we hear from all interested parties, we would like your feedback on the various options we will be considering, including: 1) Possible site navigation and organization options 2) Nomenclature, organization, and related options 3) Options for colors, color combinations, styles, designs, imagery, and related visual effects.
Dear Alumni-Tech members,
This article, highlighting the 'IT Index' that Director of IT, Peter Schilling maintains, was featured in the September 24 Chronicle of Higher Education.
The information presented in the 'IT Index' is available here:
Dear Alumni Tech Forum,
On Wednesday, September 17, the college will role out a new Web service for all members of the Amherst College community: "My Amherst"
Now you can find your profile, personal website, RSS reader, college announcements, the Campus Intranet and a host of Web resources in one place: "My Amherst." In the future, more of the "My Amherst" features will be customizable.