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We embarked on planning for the College's 200-year birthday nearly two years ago. While the Bicentennial celebration kicked off quite differently than we'd imagined, this website offers an engaging, physically distanced way to enjoy the Bicentennial and the history of 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播right now. 

Enjoy this site as a starting point from which to explore some of Amherst's past, learn more about 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播today, and glimpse our aspirations for our third century.


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澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 Timeline

This timeline isn鈥檛 intended to be an exhaustive list but rather a sample of 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播events and happenings. If you are interested in learning more about Amherst鈥檚 history, please visit the 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 Archives.

澳门六合彩开奖现场直播has been here for 200 years, cheerleading in its own way for reason, understanding, conversation and community. It will continue to give students an unrivaled opportunity to absorb the ideas and the values essential not only to personal success but also to creating the world we say we want.鈥   
鈥擝IDDY MARTIN, President of 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播

Latest from the Bicentennial

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The Bicentennial Collection

For the Bicentennial, we explored the College鈥檚 extensive archives for beautiful, interesting and fun designs. We hope you enjoy these reimagined items and the 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播history that inspired them.

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The Bicentennial Podcast

澳门六合彩开奖现场直播at 200: Celebrating Mind, Heart, and Community, narrated by Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Wright 鈥87, showcases the stories of graduates from 70 years ago until the present.|

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Bicentennial Shop

Celebrate the Bicentennial with books and other items commemorating the first two centuries of 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播!

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Bicentennial Events

We planned a series of Bicentennial events this year, including The Bicentennial Party, which provided an opportunity for our community to celebrate this historic milestone for the College!

Architecture: Making Time Visible

November 9, 2021

What do the buildings at 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 tell us about the values and visions of their creators? Follow Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin 鈥79 as he takes us on a historical and philosophical tour of campus.

Bicentennial Essays & News

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Nine Writers on What 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播Means to Them

For the fall 2021 issue of Amherst magazine, commissioned nine essays from alumni authors about the College鈥檚 influence on their lives. Travel back in time to the seconds after a hard row, to a Cuban meal cooked with two professors, to a treasured year in the land of open doors, and more.

 

More News Stories

Read the latest Bicentennial-related news stories from around campus, including the Commencement of the Bicentennial Class, a 1896 baseball game with future Hall of Famers and excerpts from Eye, Mind, Heart: A View of 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 at 200.

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To See 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播Feeling at Its Flood-Tide

Read the story behind the College鈥檚 1921 Centennial celebration, which, at 7,000 atendees, was the biggest event in Amherst鈥檚 history.

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The Three Prophecies of Alexander Meiklejohn

Robert Howard '76 looks back at June 22, 1921, to a remarkable speech given at Amherst鈥檚 centennial celebration by the College鈥檚 then-president, Alexander Meiklejohn.

Examining our Past

From laying the South College cornerstone in 1820, to weathering the hurricane of 1938, to voting in favor of coeducation in 1974 and beyond, Amherst鈥檚 history has been marked by meeting the challenges of its time.

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Explore Our Archives & Photo Sliders

Find student newspapers, audio recordings, speeches and more from our extensive archives. And look back at some of the ways the College has changed over 200 years鈥攁nd some ways it鈥檚 stayed the same鈥攚ith our Then & Now photos.

Looking to our Future

In celebrating our past, we also look ahead. As was true at its founding, Amherst鈥檚 commitments to opportunity and quality education continue to depend upon vision, curiosity, diversity and willingness to face the challenges of a changing world.

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Promise: The Campaign for Amherst鈥檚 Third Century

The Promise campaign promotes the enduring values of liberal arts education. It seeks, as well, to reinvent aspects of the liberal arts to meet the needs of current and future generations of students.

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A Changing Campus

From new building projects across campus to a Climate Action Plan that aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, see how 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播is well-positioned to preserve liberal arts education in the 21st century and beyound.

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