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Summer 2020

His Biggest Fear Is We'll Go Back to Normal

Sociologist Alexandre White ’10 explains how pandemics expose the worst in society but can also galvanize change.

by Naomi Shulman


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Stories of Care, Courage, Practice and Progress

From nursing to anesthesiology to microbiology, alumni working in health care and science share their perspectives on
the pandemic.


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Early Rounds

Fresh out of med school, young alumni confront an unprecedented challenge in New York City.

by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne ’01

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Amherst Magazine Accolades



Cover of Winter 2019 Amherst magazine Amherst magazine won a 2019 gold award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and was a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Sibley Award. Senior Writer Katharine Whittemore's article His Black History won a 2019 CASE bronze award.  

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