Black Alumni Weekend was in the fall rather than spring this year, planned in collaboration between Black Student Union and the Amherst Society of Black Alumni, and featured a wide array of events.
As a researcher for the US Forest Service, Jessica Wright ’94 now helps make the nation’s forests more resilient. But her path began more humbly, in a greenhouse overlooking Memorial Hill.
Although Cullen Murphy ’74 is best known for his career at The Atlantic and Vanity Fair, he has also maintained strong ties to Amherst as an alum, serving, among other roles, as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Even while serving as a speechwriter for ambassadors, celebrities, politicians, and CEOs of big companies, Laurence Pevsner ’14 makes space to exercise his own voice.
From The Amherst Student newsroom, through the past 30 years (and counting) of “FoxTrot,” Bill Amend ’84 has made a life out of nerdy humor and creativity.
For 28 years as The Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic, Blair Kamin ’79 examined the “forces that shape the built world.” Known on campus as the author of Amherst‘s architecture tour guide, his columns earned him a Pulitzer Prize and once ignited a feud with Donald Trump.
As a CDC epidemiologist, Indu Ahluwalia ’84 has worked to monitor populations’ health issues with an emphasis on community empowerment.