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College Row

College Names New Editor

Mark Cherrington has been named college editor and the editor of this magazine, succeeding long-time editor Douglas Wilson ’62, who retired in November.

Cherrington comes to Amherst from the nonprofit scientific research and education organization Earthwatch Institute, where he was the editor for 18 years, producing the institute’s international magazine and other publications. He also has pursued an active freelance writing and photography career, publishing his work in Time, Audubon and Discover, among others. He has written or contributed to a number of books on science and conservation subjects, and has given lectures on wildlife conservation at colleges and universities across the country. In the course of his work, he has reported from the remotest parts of every continent but Antarctica.

Cherrington received his undergraduate degree in English and music history from Syracuse University and his master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Before working as an editor, he spent 10 years as a professional musician, playing drums in a wide variety of bands throughout the U.S. and overseas. He performs today on a more casual basis.

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