William C. Taubman, the Bertrand Snell Professor
of Political Science, received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for biography for Khrushchev:
The Man and His Era. Read the story in College Row.
and Insight An inside look at a First-Year Seminar that is challenging common beliefs about
the nature of education. By Leanna James
Flight Unseen Blaine Rawdon ’73 is designing a plane that would be the largest aircraft
ever flown—a 6-million-pound behemoth with a cruising altitude of 20 feet. By Mark Cherrington
Over There For some students, the most powerful Amherst learning experience takes place
off-campus. By Sue Dickman ’89
Row Scalia and Romero — Professor Taubman’s
Pulitzer — Beier Collection at the Mead — Professor Hagadorn’s
microfossils — New names for new dorms — Emily Dickinson’s
lost gate. Also: From
the Folger and Verbatim.
Sports A new coach for the women’s hockey team. By Kevin Graber