Fall 2023

Cover of magazine featuring a donut with sprinkles and a bite missing.

Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor     
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director     
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor     
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Editor     
Katharine Whittemore

Email us at: magazine@amherst.edu

Feature Articles


Growing Things

The editor of a new anthology contemplates the crosspollination of her two passions: gardening and poetry.

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The Donut King of Nebraska

Bryce Bares ’00 bet dollars to donuts that bringing Dunkin’ to his home state was a good business plan.

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Across Time and Place

Native American art and literature from the Northeast and beyond prove Boundless in an exhibition at the Mead.

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A group of five woman smiling

Community News

Reproductive justice, a reenacted inauguration, a death row dilemma and more

Three teenagers walking hand-in-hand down a sidewalk

Amherst Creates

Seek Shelter with Charlotte Coben ’17 and Harlan Coben ’84; ecologist Ben Goldfarb ’09 on the road; and autobiographical offerings from three alumni

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