“Amherst is exceptional at fostering an interest among the student body in pursuing such an unusual post-graduate experience,” says the Watson Foundation, which grants a year-long fellowship for independent study and travel outside the United States to graduating college seniors.

Keri Lambert ’13 was recently named to the Beinecke Scholarship Program.

The program strives to provide substantial scholarships for promising student’s graduate education. The program rewards each winner $4,000 immediately before they enter graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.
Lambert plans to use the scholarship to study environmental history at the graduate level.

“I am mostly interested in environmental history in Africa, especially West Africa,” Lambert said.

The possibly racially-motivated killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American, by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic neighborhood-watch volunteer, sparked outrage around the nation and student response at the College and its fellow Five-College institutions.

Jeremy Koo ’12
Major: Music
Thesis Advisor: Eric Sawyer

Tell me about your thesis project.

ARENA of El Salvador Regains a Majority

This week, the Student Health Educators (SHEs) hosted “My Body is Beautiful” Week.

“The week [is] centered around the idea that Amherst students should support one another in feeling confident and beautiful in our own skin,” said Katherine Blumstein ’13, one of the lead SHEs organizing this week.