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How much do you know about Amherst College? Would you go so far as to call yourself an Amherst historian? A novice? Or something in between?
Find out how much you really know by clicking through this Q&A slideshow, which features 10 public sculptures scattered across campus and the stories of how they came to Amherst.
Keep track of how many questions you get right as you click through, and log in to leave a comment and let us your score.
By Elaine Jeon ’17
The newest season of Game of Thrones has ended, and you’ve already binge-watched all of Orange is the New Black. And you can’t keep frequenting restaurants in town or your credit card will surely explode. Whether you’re a student, professor, staff member, alum or visitor, here are five free things to do on the Amherst College campus to keep you busy and financially solvent this summer.
by Bill Sweet
Hugh Price '63, a nonresident Senior Fellow for the Brookings Institution and former president of the National Urban League (1994-2003), recently donated numerous records from his multiple careers to the College's Archives and Special Collections at Frost Library.
Right outside of Amherst College’s dining hall, a new student club is exploring what just might be the future of food.
This spring, the Hooked on Aquaponics club has been constructing a greenhouse outside of Valentine Dining Hall. Their ultimate goal is to have a self-sustaining, soil-free aquaponics operation raising fish and plants.
May 4, 2015By Rachel Rogol
Darrow and Brathwaite in the art studio they share with Blackmore and Rothkopf in Fayerweather Hall
After a year spent sharing an art studio on the bottom floor of Fayerweather Hall, Natasha Blackmore, Shannon Brathwaite, María Darrow and Emma Rothkopf are slowly beginning to pack and clear the space for next year’s studio art seniors.
April 28, 2015By Rachel Rogol
Amherst College Glee Club, circa 1880
Founded by students in the spring of 1865, the Amherst College Glee Club is now celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Even as students enter the time of year where they are practically living in Frost Library, they recently gathered there to share and discuss their theses and other projects at the third annual Amherst Explorations
Browse a Flickr gallery of photos from the City Streets festival.
The evening of Sunday, April 19, provided beautiful weather for the City Streets festival on the Valentine Quad. Amherst College students, faculty, staff and families gathered to play games and watch fire dancers. Snacks from around the world, music in various languages, and the dozens of national flags displayed on Fayerweather Hall gave this annual street fair some international flair.
Songs That Tickle Spines — Nina Shallman '18 could become the next Norah Jones. For now, she's an Amherst sophomore.
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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 31, 2014: Fundraiser for scholarship fund honoring the memory of German Studies major Rob Cooke '06
If you would like to correspond with other Amherst College Black Alumni, you can join the BlackAlumni Listserv.
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.
What happens in those years?
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
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