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My Life-Long Orientation

Written by Sarah Whelan ’17

I got lost on the way to my dorm room when I tried to find it freshman year. Having forgotten my room number with impressive speed, my parents and I were cast adrift wandering the halls of Charles Pratt, surrounded by other families on a similar mission. 1,037 more words


Mass. College Football: Amherst, Framingham State & MIT 'Receive Votes’ in D3Football.com Preseason Poll

By Matt Noonan 

Amherst College, Framingham State and MIT each appeared in the ‘receiving votes’ category in this week’s D3Football.com preseason poll.

All three teams captured their respective conferences last fall, while MIT won its first-ever NCAA Division III postseason contest against Husson, while Framingham State rallied to defeat RPI in the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl. 184 more words


Orra White Hitchcock

This summer in the Library, we have four excellent Digital Humanities interns conducting research in the Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Collection.  Working with these interns has been a great excuse for me to delve a bit more into this collection and fall in love with the artwork of Orra White Hitchcock, perhaps the Pioneer Valley’s earliest female botanical and scientific illustrator. 322 more words

Digital Collections

Happy Birthday, Henry Clay Folger!

Guest post by Stephen H. Grant

Here are three things to remember about Henry Clay Folger on his 158th birthday, June 18, 2015.

One. The most astounding single fact about Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930) is that he made his way to the very top of two distinct lines of endeavor. 664 more words


Former Amherst student challenges school's sexual assault conviction

Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story contained a photo that did not meet USA TODAY’s editorial standards. It has since been removed. 563 more words


May 5, 1970 National Student Strike

On May 5, 1970, students and faculty of Amherst College joined more than 1,250 other colleges and universities in a nationwide student strike.

The May 5 strike followed on the heels of a May Day demonstration at Yale protesting the trial of the New Haven Black Panthers and the surveillance of the Black Panthers by the FBI.  415 more words

College History

Preserving History

This past January I arrived at WGBH to start an internship cataloging digitized video and audio materials from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. As a first-year graduate student at the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, I had limited experience with cataloging (although my mother is a cataloger, so you could say I’m genetically predisposed!). 450 more words