2024: Spring

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Senior Editor  
Katharine Whittemore

Alumni Editor  
Betsy Cannon Smith 84

Print Design Director  
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor  
Katherine Duke 05

Communications Coordinator
Madeline Levine



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Rabinowitz Recollections

Special Commemorative Sections

Since Stanley Rabinowitz, the Henry Steele Commager Professor of Russian, Emeritus, died in January, the Amherst community has generated a veritable steppes worth of Stanecdotes about his classroom charisma, blunt charm, sustained kindness and supportplus his photographic memory. Weve dedicated our Voices section to these recollections of Professor Rabinowitzs from generations of his students and have added a separate page with all 80-plus hilarious memories we received in their (mostly) unedited form.

Feature Articles

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The Critical Stage

Legendary critic and director Robert Brustein 47 died last fall, but his provocative ideas about theater and culture live on.

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The Laugh Track

Despite what her anxieties tell her, Aparna Nancherla 05E is no impostor. Find out how she forgedbut did not fakeher path into comedy.

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The Fairest Home 
I Ever Knew

Get a glimpse into an archive of artifacts owned by Emily Dickinson and her family.

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Community News

Environmental sustainability, journalistic history, palindromic poetry and more

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Amherst Creates

Collected criticism by Professor William H. Pritchard 53; a love story from Victor Levin 83; David J. Helfand 72s Universal Timekeepers; and Tales of New York, Paris and Las Vegas

Amherst Magazine Accolades

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A Glorious Woman, an article written by Amherst magazine senior editor Katharine Whittemore, won a 2023 gold award in the profile writing category from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Amherst magazine won a 2021 CASE silver award for best general interest magazine, and Amherst magazine contributing writer Naomi Shulmans article His Biggest Fear Is Well Go Back to Normal won a 2021 CASE silver award in the profile writing category. 

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