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  1. Forbes' College Rankings: A CritiqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    I am an educator who also writes and broadcasts. A graduate of Amherst College , Columbia University and St. John's College , I have taught, coached, counseled and been an administrator in independent, international and public secondary schools for more than 30 years.


  2. For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The TruthRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... idea of not talking. Another part is, at the time that I was doing that, I was playing fraternity parties at Amherst College, where I went. And I am a small man of not particularly imposing proportions or voice. And if I had tried to assert myself ...


  3. Police Probe Death of Middletown Teen 30 Years AgoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NBC Connecticut

    Police are trying to figure out what happened to a Middletown High School graduate who was found face down in a pool of water 30 years ago. Lisa Berry, an honor student headed to Amherst College on a scholarship, disappeared July 31, 1985 30 years ago today.


  4. Capital Stage presents 'Insides OUT!' with Katie RubinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Village Life

    ... and the continued voyage towards peace of mind. Katie Rubin began her career as a Solo Show Performer at Amherst College with her first original piece, "Party Booby Trap." Her second play, "Avoiding Less Blue" was produced through the 2000 New York ...


  5. Surprise: America's "Top College" Is in L.A.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | LA Weekly

    ... Williams College (2), Stanford (3), Princeton (4), Yale (5), Harvard (6), Swarthmore College (7), Brown (8), Amherst College (9) and MIT (10). The list clearly favors small, expensive liberal arts schools that cling to the coasts. L.A.'s big ...


  6. Forbes Top 10 Colleges List Has 4 Massachusetts SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | CBS Local

    ... Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" list can be found in Massachusetts including Williams (no. 2), Harvard (6), Amherst College (9) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology at no. 10. Williams slipped from the top spot on Forbes' 2014 list , finishing ...


  7. DC's - scarlet letter': a recipe for injusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Spiked

    ... laws, campus tribunals disproportionately target the vulnerable. One student who is currently suing Amherst College in Massachusetts alleges that the college's sexual-assault policy has only ever been used to punish male students of colour. A ...


  8. Senate Bill Seeks to Curb Campus Sexual AssaultsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | US News & World Report

    ... their rights and continue their education in the wake of attacks. Bolger, who graduated last year from Amherst College in Massachusetts, said she was a victim of a sexual assault. She said those hit hardest by such violence are often members of ...


  9. Walter Donovan Named to Putnam Investments Board of DirectorsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Business Wire

    ... and underwriter at Salomon Brothers. Donovan holds a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from Amherst College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Amherst College, Boston's Cathedral High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the ...


  10. Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Mark 40 Years with ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 |

    ... masks, puppets and giant figures. About Ralph Lee - A native of Middlebury, Vermont, Lee graduated from Amherst College in 1957 and studied dance and theater in Europe for two years on a Fulbright Scholarship. After returning to the U.S., he acted ...


  11. The genius of David Foster WallaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Portland Tribune

    ... won the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2008. He burst onto the literary scene in 1987 when his senior thesis at Amherst College, "The Broom of the System," was published to rave reviews. Wallace would then cement his place as a literary immortal with his ...


  12. Historian, author Doris Kearns Goodwin: Women still striving for work-family balanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 |

    ... The 2011 graduate finished four years at Phillips Academy in Andover on a full scholarship and is headed to Amherst College in the fall. Mello represents how a good education can change the trajectory of someone's life, and for women, in particular, ...


  13. NYU basketball shaping up for a stellar seasonRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2013 | Washington Square News

    ... NYU made the championships for the first time in 14 years, but went on to lose in the second round against Amherst College, which was ranked second. The Violets may yet again earn a bid to the Championship this year. NYU is currently ranked fourth ...


  14. Who is Kenyatta? A look at the Kenyan president welcoming ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | The Washington Post

    ... Kenyatta, the country's first leader after independence was achieved in 1963. Uhuru Kenyatta, 53, studied at Amherst College in Massachusetts before returning to Kenya, where he rose quickly through government posts. He became a member of parliament ...


  15. Deliberately Creating a Hostile Educational Environment for Men:...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 24 |

    ... that they take accusations seriously, thus the one-sided policies. We saw this play out recently at Amherst College, when a student who was in an alcohol-induced, black-out state received oral sex, only to be accused of sexual assault nearly two ...


  16. A double-standard on campus sexual assault hearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Washington Examiner

    ... that they take accusations seriously, thus the one-sided policies. We saw this play out recently at Amherst College, when a student who was in an alcohol-induced, black-out state received oral sex, only to be accused of sexual assault nearly two ...


  17. Amherst's Response To A Rape Lawsuit Is StunningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Daily Caller

    Amherst College, battling a lawsuit from a student who claims he was wrongly expelled after a bogus sexual assault allegation, has fired back with its counter-argument : It doesn't matter whether a student produces exculpatory evidence, if that evidence doesn't emerge during an extremely narrow appeals period. "John Doe" filed his lawsuit in May , saying he was booted out of Amherst following a "grossly inadequate investigation" by the school into rape claims made by fellow student Sandra Jones.


  18. Boston Red Sox minor league notes: Andrew Benintendi homers for third time in four gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 |

    ... a homer in High-A Salem's 6-5 loss to Wilmington. Heller - who the Red Sox drafted in the 40th round out of Amherst College in 2012 - is batting .307 in 53 games for Portland. ~ Shortstop Wendell Rijo, a 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic, went ...


  19. University refuses to listen to expelled student who may be innocentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Washington Examiner

    A college is refusing to examine evidence that could exonerate an expelled student accused of sexual assault - claiming that the university followed its policies and therefore doesn't need to conduct further review. Last year, Amherst College expelled a student for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow student nearly two years earlier.


  20. When Too Little is Too MuchRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Confessions of a Community College Dean

    ... college goes up, the default rate goes down. The relationship isn't perfect: despite nearly identical costs, Amherst College's default rate was more than double that of Williams'. But in broad terms, the community college sector -- the most ...