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  Amherst College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts.
Amherst Academy and Amherst College were both named for the town of Amherst, which in turn was named for Lord Jeffery Amherst, commanding general of British forces in North America during the French and Indian War.
Amherst maintains a relationship with Doshisha University in Japan, which was founded by Amherst alumnus Joseph Hardy Neesima.
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 Five Colleges (Massachusetts) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Five Colleges are affiliated colleges in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, belonging to a consortium called Five Colleges, Incorporated, which was established in 1965.
The flagship Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts system is the only public university among the five; the other four are private liberal-arts colleges.
The legend has Daphne representing Smith College and Velma as Mount Holyoke (though the two are sometimes reversed, particularly by those who perceive Velma – and Smith – as lesbian), with Fred representing Amherst College, Shaggy as Hampshire College, and Scooby as UMass Amherst.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Five_Colleges_(Massachusetts)   (472 words)

 Amherst College to Honor Nelson Mandela
Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx, an internationally recognized scholar of nationalism and South Africa, will introduce Mandela and present him with his degree.
About Amherst: Founded in 1821 for "the education of indigent young men of piety and talents," Amherst College is now widely regarded as the premier liberal arts college in the nation, enrolling a diverse group of approximately 1,600 young men and women.
Well known for its academic excellence, Amherst is also consistently ranked among the very best schools in the country in terms of accessibility: The college's financial aid packages are consistently the most generous in the U.S., and among its peer universities and colleges Amherst has the greatest economic diversity.
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 - NCAA Sports.com
Settled as part of Hadley in the 1730s, Amherst was recognized in 1759 as a separate district, was incorporated as a town in 1775 and has developed principally as an educational center.
Amherst has been, and still is, the home of notable literary figures.
Noah Webster, the legendary dictionary man, lived in Amherst from 1812-22 and had a hand in the founding of Amherst College.
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 Richard Leader: UB, UMass, Amherst College
Amherst is a small private Liberal Arts school with a population of approximately 1,668 students.
Amherst is also one of the few colleges to offer undergraduate degrees in neuroscience; so, budding Dr. Frankensteins, take note.
Not to be accused of "living in the past," Amherst College would still like to remind you that the very first televised production of a William Shakespeare play, "Julius Caesar," took place at their school.
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 Maguire Associates - Success Stories - Amherst College
Amherst College was interested in assessing its level of success in communicating with alumni of all ages via its Web site.
In addition, they were asked to provide feedback on their expectations for services from Amherst, further enhancing the College’s ability not only to develop new and exciting ideas for the site, but also to increase the effectiveness of all forms of communication with alumni.
As a result of these focus groups, Amherst is increasing the level of its interactivity with alumni in the electronic medium.
www.maguireassoc.com /success/alumni_research.html   (184 words)

 University of Massachusetts Amherst - College Closeup
Amherst is less than 100 miles from Boston, 175 miles from New York City, and only 30 miles from Vermont and New Hampshire.
The Five College area in and around Amherst and Northampton offers an impressive array of cultural activity (film, dance, theater, music, and art) while also facilitating outdoor recreation, such as hiking, skiing, and camping in the Berkshire Hills and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
The Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) permits students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study at and use the resources of any of the four other colleges in the area.
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 Am'erst: Amherst College News and Discussion | Amherst College Blog
However, shortly after the plant was built, the College began using automatic controllers for heat distribution which allowed demand to remain essentially flat: the third boiler was never needed.
Now is also a good time to put in a plug for the Amherst College Flickr group; keeping an eye on photos tagged “Amherst” or “Amherst College” is also a good idea.
The College celebrated its 185th Commencement this past weekend, with honorary degree recipients Alan M. Blum ’69, David R. Ferry ’46, Amos B. Hostetter Jr.
www.amerst.com   (1030 words)

 The College of New Jersey Athletics - Lions upend unbeaten Amherst, 83-61
TCNJ pulled away in the second half after trailing Amherst by 10 points in the first half, 21-11 (13:22) and clawing back to knot the score at the half, 36-36.
Amherst struggled in the second half from three-point range, connecting on just 3-of-17 treys (17.6%) after hitting 33.3% (5-15) in the first half.
Amherst would try to fight back, pulling within five points (54-49, 10:26), but was never able to get any closer as TCNJ hit 14-of-19 free throws and finished the night making 17-of-22 from the charity stripe (77.3%).
www.tcnjathletics.com /news/mbasket/2005/1/3/05mbbg11.asp   (464 words)

 Amherst College Biographical Record (1821-1921) -- frequently asked questions
It was an outgrowth of Amherst Academy (1814-1868), which was attended by Emily Dickinson, among others, and it was intended to be the successor of Williams College.
Incidentally, Amherst College is named for the town of Amherst, hence only indirectly named for Lord Amherst of the smallpox blankets.
The Summer 1998 issue of Amherst (the alumni magazine) has a story mentioning that William Raymond ex 1838 was a tutor for the Africans who mutinied on the Amistad, and he returned with them to Sierra Leone in 1841.
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 Am'erst: Amherst College News and Discussion: Alumni Archives
College admissions officers around the country will be reading my application essays this month, essays in which I describe personal aspirations, academic goals — even, in one case, a budding passion for the sitar.
The College is profiled in a wire story on sustainability, describing the College’s practice of recycling everything from paper to old building materials.
Meiklejohn, a sweet and gentle man, who was the president of Amherst College from 1913 to 1923, was run off from his presidency in part because his academic ideas leaned too far toward what in those days was regarded as excessively left-wing and experimental.
www.amerst.com /archives/alumni/index.php   (11261 words)

 College Toolkit: College Profile for Amherst College - News
Amherst's annual Fourth of July celebration will begin with a 3 pm parade from Pratt Field at Amherst College through downtown and into the University of...
University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide," addressed the Amherst College Class of...
Virginia Tang of Bedford, was graduated May 28, 2006 from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.
www.collegetoolkit.com /Colleges/News/164465.aspx   (349 words)

 Baseball Schedule / Results - NCAA Sports.com
After Amherst chipped away, a three-run seventh inning restored the lead to 12-5 before the Lord Jeffs rallied again in the late innings.
Amherst scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh in chasing Endicott starter Greg Allain and pulling to within 12-9.
Endicott College 12, Amherst College 10 Endicott (27-20) 522 000 300 -- 12 15 0 Amherst (19-18) 020 201 410 -- 10 15 5 Greg Allain (6-4), Jon Trowt (7), Matt Bishop (7) and Peter Norke, Mark Vaughan (8).
www.ncaasports.com /baseball/mens/results/4894   (462 words)

 Amherstiana: Amherst College History, Photography, Memorabilia
Various collections including images from Amherst past, a pictorial history of fraternity houses at Amherst, and four years of dorm life in the 1990s.
Various catalogs, speeches, and pamphlets that chart the College's history, including one of the earliest College catalogues and a manual on the Art of Swimming.
Medals that celebrate the Centennial of Amherst in 1921, show membership for various class reunions, and reward victory in various athletic meets.
www.amherstiana.org   (278 words)

 Johnson Chapel
As just the fourth College building, after South College, the first President's House, and North College, Johnson Chapel held not only a chapel, but also a museum, a library, a laboratory, and recitation rooms.
Renovations were made to the building in 1863 as well as in the 1920s, and in 1933, the orientation of the building was reversed with the addition of a forty foot section to what is now the "front" of the building, facing east onto the Freshman Quad.
Johnson Chapel is perhaps the best-known of all of Amherst's buildings, standing at the center of College Row and visible for miles around.
www.amherstiana.org /campus/johnson_chapel.html   (231 words)

 The Daily Jolt - Announcements
ACPB is pleased to announce that Amherst College has been selected to be a host site for the first ever College Comedy Festival (CCF)!
College campuses across the country have been selected to host these festivals, the winners of which will be eligible to compete in the nationally broadcasted CCF, presented by Comedy Express TV.
If you are funny (or at least think that you are), e-mail Sara Punsky at spunsky@amherst.edu or Adam Kaplan at abkaplan@amherst.edu and sign up for Amherst’s College Comedy Festival.
amherst.dailyjolt.com /announce.html?id=839   (175 words)

 Amherst Massachusetts Real Estate
Host to Amherst College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Town enjoys a tradition of open professional government, a high level of government services, quality education, support for open space and agriculture and respect for its history.
The historic, picturesque Amherst area, with its forested hills and valleys and fertile river plains, is graced with fine restaurants, comfortable inns, and the unique charms of New England's country traditions.
Students of all ages and from all over the world flock to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts, bringing their traditions and offering a wellspring of cultural diversity.
www.relocateamerica.com /states/MA/cities/amherst.htm   (635 words)

 Amherst College Songs: About Langford
Even before I went to Amherst, I was singing Amherst College songs along with Dad (Malcolm S. Langford, AC1927).
So, the songs that we students sang together while in college came rather naturally to me, as I had at least already heard most of them at least once.
While at Amherst, I noticed in passing that we did not always sing the songs exactly as they appeared in the ©1926 Amherst College Songs book that I inherited from Dad.
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 The Summer Institute for the Gifted
Vassar College, Bryn Mawr College, Amherst College, Oberlin ...
Vassar College, Bryn Mawr College, Amherst College, Oberlin College, Drew University, Emory, University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, and University of Michigan at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY - SummerOnCampus.com
Vassar College, Bryn Mawr College, Amherst College, Oberlin College, Drew University, Emory, University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, and University of Michigan at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie-The Summer Institute for the Gifted, for academically talented students, includes an academic program of introductory and college level courses, cultural courses and traditional recreational summer camp activities.
Vassar College, Bryn Mawr College, Amherst College, Oberlin College, Drew University, Emory, University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, and University of Michigan
www.summeroncampus.com /main/ProgramDetail.asp?ID=104   (300 words)

 The Claremont Institute: Amherst's Petty Tyrants
Ethan Davis is a student at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and co-editor of The Indicator, a non-partisan campus political journal.
Sixteen Amherst professors, including most of the law department, published a letter in the student newspaper last week announcing their refusal to engage Justice Scalia in debate or dialogue.
The Amherst case is symptomatic of a larger assault on free speech taking place on today's college campuses.
www.claremont.org /writings/040209davis.html   (695 words)

 SCL Directions & Parking
The College Archives shares space with the Sophia Smith Collection and is located in the Alumnae Gymasium, which is adjacent and connected to Neilson Library.
The Five College Library Depository (FCLD) is a high density storage facility for the lesser-used materials from the libraries of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and University of Massachusetts Amherst
Parking in campus lots and the Smith College Parking Garage is restricted on weekdays until 5:00 p.m.
www.smith.edu /libraries/info/directions   (432 words)

 Employment Opportunities - Hampshire College - Amherst, MA
Hampshire College is an independent, innovative liberal arts institution.
The Hampshire campus is set on 800 acres of meadows, woods, orchards and a working farm in Amherst, Massachusetts, a vibrant college town that is also home to the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College and is within a few miles of Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges.
The colleges are partners in the Five College Consortium,, an educational cooperative.
www.hampshire.edu /cms/index.php?id=184   (122 words)

Brian Clowdus, an Amherst Senior, plays Finch; Alexandra Kissel, a senior at Smith, is Rosemary, his secretary and fiancé.
J B Bigley, the big boss, is Amherst Sophomore John Wemette; Miss Jones, his secretary with a secret life, is Hampshire's Molly Corkern.
The World Wide Wickets corporate headquarters setting was designed by Emma Trask, a recent Amherst graduate; the 1950s costumes are by Emily Rosenberg, a design student and local dressmaker; lighting is by Michael Baumgarten, Amherst College's resident Lighting Designer who regularly designs for opera companies throughout the country.
note.amherst.edu /thread.jsp?forum=2&thread=1696   (307 words)

 Five College Area Bed and Breakfast Association - Five College Area of Massachusetts - Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE - ...
Just two miles from the center of Amherst, Stone House Farm features a beautifully restored hundred year old farmhouse in the center of a flower farm.
The Wilbur Homestead, built in 1880 for Anson Morse, Dean of Political Economy and History at Amherst College is a example of fine Queen Anne Victorian craftsmanship.
Whether you are intrigued by windows: stained glass, oversize, in the center of a fireplace; fireplace mantels: 9 within the Homestead each uniquely carved: or patterned flooring the craftsmanship is truely remarkable.
www.bbonline.com /ma/fivecollege/east.html   (1016 words)

 Town of Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst and the surrounding area are bubbling with culture, art, music, and theater.
The five-college area and rich history of Amherst offer a diverse palette of activities that can be enjoyed by all ages.
See a show at the UMass Fine Art Center or the Northampton Center for the Performing Arts, catch a live music performance at the Mullins Center, the Iron Horse, or even the Amherst Common.
www.amherstma.gov /about_amherst/tourism.asp   (104 words)

 Greatbooks Summer Program
enjoying a preview of college life on one of the most beautiful campuses in America under the supervision of our caring and dedicated staff.
You can choose from two campus settings — Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts or Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Amherst College, founded in 1821, is widely regarded as one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the world.
www.greatbookssummer.com   (327 words)

 The Birches Bed & Breakfast - Amherst, Massachusetts - BBOnline.com / Introduction
"The Birches" is close to Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mt.
Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts and their art museums.
And don't forget, Amherst and nearby Northampton are towns always bustling with activity with many good restaurants to choose from.
www.bbonline.com /ma/thebirches   (400 words)

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