Summer/fall 2006

Student volunteer plays chess with a young student.
Charting a Course for the Future

Student volunteer plays chess with a young student.
Etched in Stone

Student volunteer plays chess with a young student.The Teacher of Right Effort


Charting a Course for the Future
This fall the college stands at a pivotal point in its history, as the president and the faculty, the students and the alumni consider the Amherst of tomorrow.

Etched in Stone
Long before schools in Kansas started teaching the theory of intelligent design, Americans argued over contradictions between religion and science. Edward Hitchcock, the third president of Amherst, worked hard to make Genesis agree with geology.
By Nancy Pick ’83

A Crisis by Any Other Name
Once college is over, stability evaporates and life’s comforting signposts rudely disappear. A panic—some call it the quarterlife crisis—can ensue. Welcome to the real world.
By Aaron Britt ’03

The Teacher of Right Effort
Yoga has gone mainstream, and Tias Little ’88, a master yoga practitioner and sought-after teacher, is not convinced that’s a good thing.
By Jennifer Acker ’00


College Row
Alum wins Nobel Prize—Meet the Class of ’10—New athletic director—Not your parents’ dorm—A new trustee—A Pakistani perspective—College names editor. Also: From the Folger and Verbatim.

The legend of the Darp.

Amherst Creates
Debby Applegate ’89 on the life of Henry Ward Beecher, Class of 1834. Also: Short Takes.

Military service—Visiting the Quabbin— Lucius Weathersby.

Profiles in Philanthropy
Everett W. MacLennan ’55