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In "OfficeHours," a podcast, Ramses Rubio '22 interviews his own professor Lawrence Douglas about his book "Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown of 2020."
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Amherst College Aug 5
It was a curiosity about her indigenous lineage that prompted American studies prof Kiara Vigil to learn more about her family--and then embark on an academic path that would eventually lead her to Amherst, WBUR 90.9 FM Boston's "Edify" program reported.
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Amherst College Aug 3
In a letter today decrying anti-Black racism and violence, pledged to help make Amherst a ”truly equitable and inclusive place.” “There are critical moments in history when the call for change is resounding. This is one of those moments.”
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Amherst College Aug 3
In this op-ed, activist Sade Green '20 reflects on an encounter she had with the late Congressman John Lewis as a congressional intern and what she’s learned from his life, work and legacy.
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Amherst College Aug 2
Thought you heard a familiar voice on this past Tuesday? You should have: Professor Lawrence Douglas spoke at length about the upcoming presidential election and the prospect of President Trump refusing to accept the results. Take a listen!
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Amherst College Aug 1
Three cheers for emeritus mathematics professor Daniel Velleman, who was just awarded a Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America. Congrats, Professor Velleman!
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Amherst College Jul 31
Amherst’s work with the company and faculty members’ efforts to create a “guided [academic] path” for students this fall through a mix of online video content, interactive assignments and discussions attracted the attention of this week.
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Amherst College Jul 31
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Amherst College Jul 30
For the past few months, history professor George Qiao has been documenting how Amherst is enduring throughout this era of COVID-19.
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Amherst College Jul 28
Happening now: Professors Scott Alfeld and Nicholas Horton are exploring the topic of hacking and student-led research projects on such attacks and “hardening learners against attackers,” among other things, in a live conversation online! Tune in!
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Amherst College Jul 23
"The Sev­enth Heav­en: Trav­els Through Jew­ish Latin Amer­ica," by Amherst Prof. Ilan Stavans, was named the Spring 2020 Natan Notable Book. Congrats to Prof. Stavans!
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Amherst College Jul 22
For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle, wrote political science professor Jonathan Obert in a piece for The Conversation website recently.
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Amherst College Jul 21
This past year, Amherst was a Fulbright program destination for Mousumi Guha Banerjee, a scholar from India who traveled to the College to conduct research on poet Emily Dickinson.
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Amherst College Jul 20
Remember when Sam Chen ’17 won a Fulbright to serve as an English teaching assistant in Indonesia ? Well, one Fulbright was not enough for him! He’s been offered another to pursue a master's degree in health, economics, policy and law, at Erasmus University in the Netherlands!
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Amherst College Jul 18
Amherst mourns the loss of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, civil rights leader and American hero. "To those who have said, 'Be patient and wait,' we have long said that we cannot be patient," he said in 1963. "We do not want our freedom gradually, but we want to be free now."
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Amherst College Jul 18
prof Travis Bristol '03 has hope when it comes to "forming a more [anti-racist] perfect union": "[It] requires us to enact anti-racist teaching ... [and] prepare teachers to think about how to design anti-racist teaching," he told .
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Amherst College Jul 17
If you live near the town of Amherst, biology professor Thea Kristensen needs YOU to help track the population density and distribution of mammals in the area! Her Pioneer Valley Mammal Citizen Science project was featured by the recently.
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Amherst College Jul 16
The summer issue of Amherst magazine features 17 poignant accounts of Amherst alumni on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. These health care workers and scientists are helping others and chasing the truth during a time of chaos and suffering.
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Amherst College Jul 15
President Martin shares her thoughts on the withdrawal of federal international student guidelines.
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Amherst College Jul 14
Today, guidelines barring int'l students from the US if all of those individuals' courses took place online in the fall were withdrawn. The College celebrates this victory, and remains committed to enabling all of our students to persist in their studies.
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