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Written by Michele Zenkel ’81

Over Memorial Day weekend, I attended my 35th college reunion. I had attended previous reunions but had missed the last one, so I had not been back to my alma mater in 10 years and hadn’t seen most of my classmates since then. 884 more words


Amherst College Early History Collection

With Amherst College’s Bicentennial coming right up in 2021, we in the Archives are working closely with the Digital Programs Department to digitize collections relating to Amherst College history, including the… 508 more words

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"The Joy is in the doing." On Seeing Shakespeare's First Folio

On Friday, May 27th I worked for a few hours then drove to Amherst, Massachusetts to visit the Mead Museum at Amherst College to see one of William Shakespeare’s First Folio’s. 564 more words

Reflections on a Liberal Arts Education

by Eirene Wang ’13

I spent my last semester at Amherst as an insomniac.

No matter how hard I labored in the day, hitting the gym and the books, chatting with friends and professors, I always found myself painfully restive at night. 1,294 more words



“There is an inherent value, an inherent statement being made by my being on stage or my making these things. And so, that could mean that I could make something that has nothing to do with my race but the fact that I am a person of color doing that should at least show that people of color are capable…”

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“It just became very apparent that I was the only black person there and a lot of the black questions were directed at me: ‘if my play were written by a white person using “black” language…how would I feel about that?’ Well, does that mean my play was “white” language?”

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“When I joined concert choir and looked around and didn’t see faces that looked like mine, it was bit of an alienating experience at the time…it’s hard being in an artistic space and not see people that look like you.”

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