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Catch up on lectures with faculty, discover a new favorite Amherst author, see how alumni are responding to the threat of COVID-19, take a virtual tour of the newest exhibit at the Mead and more. Scroll all the way down for a live view of the Quad!

We'll be updating this page regularly until we are able to be together in person. Until then, stay safe, and keep those #TusksUp!

Hire a Mammoth

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Now more than ever, the Amherst community matters.

Let’s work together to support career exploration for Amherst students and recent graduates. Amherst College graduates are entering a job market greatly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global disruption to the employment landscape has impacted the ability of companies and organizations to recruit and hire new talent, jeopardizing our graduates’ ability to find jobs and engage in internships.

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Amherst Musicians

Three Gifts - Amherst College Virtual Choir

June 30, 2020

Three Gifts by Lisa Van der Linden '89, P'20. Sung by over 100 Amherst College Choral Society singers from the class of 1957 to 2023 recorded separately from their homes.

Freddie Bryant Hollister '87

Listen as plays I'm Gonna Tell God All My Troubles, an arrangement of a spiritual that his parents used to perform. This is from the CD Dreamscapes: Solo, Duo, Trio with guest Chris Potter on bass clarinet. This video is a tribute to the ideals taught to Freddie by his parents, Beatrice Hollister W1922, P'87,'89, and Carroll Hollister 1922, P'87,'89, as well as his childhood idol, Paul Robeson and also a call to all to take a musical moment of meditation on Black Lives Matter.


Better Together (with Massamba Diop)

MISTER G (Ben Gundersheimer '89) performs his original song "Better Together" with revered Senegalese Tama player, Massamba Diop. The video was recorded live at Black Bear Studios in Whately, Massachusetts.

From the Video Archives

He Is the Best We Are

September 5, 2017

The Rev. Phillip Jackson ’85, the 2017 DeMott lecturer, pointed to a painting of Charles Hamilton Houston hanging on the wall of Johnson Chapel and said, “He is the finest that we have produced—and no one knows about him.”

Advice for New Activists

March 27, 2017

Speaking in Johnson Chapel in 2017, the former NAACP president Cornell William Brooks urged students to choose causes that will resonate in the long-term, not just in the moment.

Amherst Recommends

Amherst Recommends features reading and watch lists from Amherst alumni. Want to share your list? Email View all past recommendations.

Amherst on the Front Lines

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Archives & Special Collections

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Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC) is the result of collaboration between the Amherst College Library and Information Technology Services.

This repository holds over one hundred thousand digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from the Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.

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Amherst Reads

Amherst Reads is an online book club that connects our alumni, students, faculty members, parents and friends.

Each month a new book by an Amherst author is featured, providing excerpts, exclusive audio interviews, reviews and more. And through its online catalog, Amherst Reads also makes it easy to search for books by Amherst alumni and faculty. Enjoy!

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A Philosophy of Ruin: A Novel by Nicholas Mancusi

Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business By Matt Lee and Ted Lee

The World of Aufbau: Hitler's Refugees in America by Peter Schrag; Albert Einstein and others taking the oath of citizenship in America



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We are always on the look-out for publications by Amherst authors. If you know of a book or author not in our catalog, please let us know!
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The Common - Amherst's Literary Journal
The Common is an award-winning print and online literary magazine based at Amherst College that publishes essays, short stories, poetry, and images with a strong sense of place. In our first three years, we've published work by established and emerging writers from around the globe, including many Amherst alumni. Subscribe now »


Search the Amherst Reads Catalog
Browse more than 1500 titles in the Amherst Reads Catalog to find books by alumni and faculty authors. Search Catalog »

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