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New Solar Facility Delivering Power to Five New England Liberal Arts Colleges Goes Online

The ground-breaking New England College Renewable Partnership collaborative energy project has started delivering electricity to Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges—and to tens of thousands of students, staff and faculty—as...
18-Nov-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Artist Sonya Clark Launches “Solidarity Book Project,” a Racism, History & Social Justice Initiative

Sonya Clark, award-winning professor of art and the history of art at Amherst College, has launched the Solidarity Book Project, a collaborative, community-based artwork and activist initiative that invites participants to stand in solidarity with...
20-Nov-2020 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Amherst, Wesleyan Presidents Lead Group of Higher Ed Leaders in Urging Dept of Ed to End Investigation of Princeton

More than 80 college and university leaders have signed onto a statement co-authored by Presidents Biddy Martin of Amherst College and Michael S. Roth of Wesleyan University urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to abandon its announced...
25-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

170 Works of Contemporary Art Given to Mead Art Museum

The anonymous gift includes works by Mark Bradford, Karen Kilimnik, Mona Hatoum, Christian Marclay, Laura Owens, Aaron Young, and more
8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Protect the land and jobs will grow, new study finds

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Amherst College economics professor Katharine Sims and colleagues found that when land protection in New England increased, employment rates also rose modestly over the next five-year period even when controlling for...
4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Litfest 2019, the College’s Fourth Annual Literary Festival, Brought a Collection of Acclaimed Writers to Campus

LitFest attendees gathered in Johnson Chapel on Friday, March 1, to hear from Jennifer Egan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Professor Martha Umphrey, director of Amherst’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry,...
21-Mar-2019 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Jennifer Egan to Headline Amherst College Litfest 2019, February 27–March 2

Amherst College will host LitFest 2019 celebrating fiction, nonfiction, poetry and spoken-word performance on Feb. 27-March 2. The festival will feature readings, conversations and book signings with writers Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Kolbert, Charles...
20-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stories Since the Storm

The latest issue of The Common presents writing from and about Puerto Rico, a year after Hurricane María.
30-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Q&A: Solsiree del Moral

In the midst of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a professor of American studies and Black studies reflects on primary sources, intersectional identities and the new generation of Puerto Rican activists.
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