Posts Tagged: Amherst College

Climate Denial and the Limits of Higher Education

Last year, I attended my 50th reunion at Amherst College. One evening at dinner under a tent, a former roommate, “Nick,” dominated the conversation with assertions that claims about human-induced climate change were a hoax and those about global warming a fraud. At first, I thought he was trying to be entertaining—or provocative. After a while, I realized my error. His was no parlor game; n...

Prez Changes at Marian Court, Springfield; First CFO at Amherst and a Valentine at Sacred Heart

Marian Court College trustees approved the appointment of Denise A. Hammon as the college's fourth president. She had been serving as interim president since August 2012. Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn announced he will retire on Aug. 31, after 14 years as president. Amherst College tapped Kevin Weinman, Dartmouth College’s assistant vice president of finance, to be Amherst...

Dartmouth Names Prez; AUC Appoints Interim in Quest to Win Back Degree Granting; Amherst Taps Its First Provost

Among recent comings & goings:Dartmouth College named mathematician and University of Michigan Provost Philip J. Hanlon to be its next president starting in July. Hanlon will succeed Jim Yong Kim, who resigned in April to become the president of the World Bank.The Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees appointed general surgeon Duane M. Cady, M.D. as interim president of the Lancaster, Mass....

Rhodes Scholars Abound in New England

Ten of the 32 new Rhodes Scholars are from New England or studied in the region.They are: Mark Jia and Nicholas DiBerardino, both of Princeton University; Laura Nelson of the University of Virginia; Zachary Frankel, Daniel Lage and Baltazar Zavala of Harvard; Alice Baumgartner and William Zeng of Yale; Gabrielle Emanuel of Dartmouth; and Jennifer Lai of MIT.Chosen from regions across the United S...