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  1. Second SJC justice to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

    ... intellect, careful craftsmanship, and gentle manner." A native of Pittsfield, Spina graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 1968 with a bachelor of arts degree in music and later earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He began ...


  2. The "Songs for 20 Somethings" Series features Amy Speace's "How To...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    ... singer- songwriter Speace studied classical acting in NYC after graduating with high honors from Amherst College and spent a few years carving out a life spent rushing from lower east side theater rehearsals to film and commercial auditions. She ...


  3. Justice Spina to step down from Supreme Judicial CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    Justice Francis X. Spina, the most senior member of the Supreme Judicial Court, will join Justice Robert Cordy in departing from the state's highest court this August, a move that gives Governor Charlie Baker time to name two new justices before the court's fall session. Spina, a Pittsfield resident and graduate of both Amherst College and Boston College Law School, reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 in November but set his departure date for August, when the court's current sitting officially ends.


  4. Second SJC justice to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Home

    ... intellect, careful craftsmanship, and gentle manner." A native of Pittsfield, Spina graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 1968 with a bachelor of arts degree in music and later earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He began ...


  5. Perfect season for MITRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Tech

    The MIT men's swimming and diving team defeated Amherst College by a 168-point margin. The victory ends the Engineers' dual meet season with a perfect 7-0 record, the first time the Engineers have gone undefeated since the 2012-13 season.


  6. Tim Kang and Sab Shimono Lead Berkeley Rep's AUBERGINE World Premiere, Starting TonightRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    ... , South Coast Repertory , the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and many others. Cho studied playwriting at Amherst College, New York University, and the Juilliard School, and was a member of New Dramatists . Her play Office Hour will premiere at South ...


  7. Andrew Pearle, MD, Highly Regarded for Orthopedic SurgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    ... of becoming a doctor. Dr. Pearle received his MD from Stanford Medical School and his bachelor's degree from Amherst College. He was recently inducted into Worldwide Registry and also maintains affiliations with the Orthopedic Research Society, the ...


  8. T.W. Shannon at Amherst CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Young America's Foundation

    T.W. Shannon will speak at a free event on campus. More details will be announced as the date approaches.


  9. Alan Dershowitz, scholars to lecture at event in MiamiRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Miami Herald

    ... Rutgers University historian Louis Masur on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War; Catherine Sanderson of Amherst College on positive psychology; and Tina Rivers Ryan, a graduate student in art history at Columbia University and alumna of Miami's ...


  10. David W. Quinto Honored for Excellence in IP LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | 24-7 Press Release

    ... a rotary graduate fellow of the University of Hong Kong School of Law, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College, where he graduated cum laude in 1977. He is admitted to practice in the state of California and the state of Arizona, as ...


  11. Between Us: A Queer Theorist's Devoted Husband and Enduring LegacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | New Yorker

    ... to sell since its first release. Ultimately, Sedgwick was offered a faculty position, with tenure, at Amherst College-nine years, and more than a hundred job applications, after filing her dissertation. Sedgwick infamously encountered detractors ...


  12. How simple children's ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The Coastal Courier

    ... in children's drawings. Researcher Karen Sanchez-Eppler, a professor of American Studies and English at Amherst College, explained in an essay that children may have a certain understanding about the world that adults don't. Specifically, children ...


  13. NightSide - So Long To Lord JeffRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | CBS Local

    ... @myTV38Find Us On Facebook myTV38 LINKS AND INFORMATION Contact [...] BOSTON (CBS) - Earlier this week, Amherst College decided to drop its' namesake unofficial mascot, Lord Jeff, after complaints from the student body over his oppressive actions as ...


  14. Work-life balance in Japan leans in one directionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | The Japan Times

    ... to an excellent paper by Harvard University sociologist Mary Brinton and her colleague Eunmi Mun at Amherst College titled "Between State and Family: Managers' Implementation and Evaluation of Parental Leave Policies in Japan" in the Socio-Economic ...


  15. Death of a MascotRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | The Weekly Standard

    Well, it's about time. Trustees of Amherst College have banished the school's unofficial mascot, "Lord Jeff," a buffoonish, big-headed representation of the school's namesake, Lord Jeffery Amherst.


  16. Consecrated Eminence: The Archives & Special Collections at Amherst CollegeRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | Groong

    Please see the rich blog post at: The Consecrated Eminence The Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College Laurens H. Seelye and the Armenian Student Cooperative Club January 29, 2016 by Margaret R. Dakin When Amherst College was founded in the early 19th century, part of its raison d' tre was to educate young men to go out into the world and preach the gospel. The College seal illustrates this philosophy: "Terras Irradient" - "let them enlighten the lands."


  17. Colby College senior Chloe Geffken, a Camden Hills grad who grew up...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Herald Gazette

    ... judge for the contest was Edward D. Melillo, History and Environmental Studies Professor of Massachusetts' Amherst College. He called Geffken's short story a haunting account of a seaside community where "news doesn't happen," swept up by a maritime ...


  18. Lord Jeff the Mascot Is Banished by Amherst for Long Ago DeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | News Max

    The Lord Jeff mascot has been dropped by Amherst College's trustees following criticism that its misperceived 18th century namesake, Lord Jeffery Amherst, supported giving blankets laced with smallpox to Native Americans. The college's trustees said they took in comments from alumni, students, and faculty in making the decision, said the Boston Globe .


  19. Amherst Crybullies Scalp Lord JefferyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Patterico

    In another update of the never-ending annals of lunacy, Amherst College announced yesterday that it will immediately cease using the Lord Jeffery mascot that has represented the school for roughly a century. The announcement came via a tediously long missive issued by the Board of Trustees, who cast the final vote to condemn Lord Jeff, and signed by the board's chairman.


  20. Dispatches from the Higher Education Apocalypse: Amherst College...Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 |

    DISPATCHES FROM THE HIGHER EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Amherst College Drops 'Lord Jeff' as Mascot : "The institution, which is one of the most diverse private colleges in the nation, was encouraged to cut its ties with Lord Jeff, who came to be seen as an inappropriate symbol and offensive to many members of the student body."