Amherst College

From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

A College President Defends Free Speech

Oct 30, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Amherst College president Biddy Martin turned down a request to dissociate the College from the writings of campus speaker Hadley Arkes. 

Kudos: Amherst President Defends Free Speech

Oct 08, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Amherst College president Carolyn Martin stands tall in defense of free expression.

Education by Metaphor

Sep 19, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Professor Robert Frost on poetry and education.

New Excellent Program: Colloquium on the American Founding

Oct 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out our list of excellent programs as we add a new one at Amherst College.