On Feb. 24, President Biddy Martin officially launched the Amherst College
Bicentennial. She emphasized the twofold commitment of the bicentennial in a
prerecorded video: celebration of the past and an ongoing commitment to the
central tenets of the liberal arts education. Originally slated to kick off
in-person last fall, most of the Bicentennial celebrations were adjusted for a
later start because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More recently, the college celebrated its 200th anniversary with a “Ma