|Collegiate Professor at New York University
|17thPresident of Amherst College
|Peter R. Pouncey
|Anthony W. Marx
| Yale University (B.A.) (M.Phil.) (Ph.D.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Tom Gerety,a lawyer,philosopher,is the former president of both Trinity College (Connecticut) (1989-1994) and Amherst College (1994–2003).
After leaving Amherst College,he became the executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice (2003-2005) at New York University School of Law where he is now Collegiate Professor.He is the author of law review articles and The Freshman Who Hated Socrates, a book on liberal arts education.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation. Based in Montgomery,Alabama,it is known for its legal cases against white supremacist groups,for its classification of hate groups and other extremist organizations,and for promoting tolerance education programs. The SPLC was founded by Morris Dees,Joseph J. Levin Jr.,and Julian Bond in 1971 as a civil rights law firm in Montgomery.
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst,Massachusetts. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its then-president Zephaniah Swift Moore,Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. The institution was named after the town,which in turn had been named after Jeffery,Lord Amherst,Commander-in-Chief of British forces of North America during the French and Indian War. Originally established as a men's college,Amherst became coeducational in 1975.
The New England Small Collegiate Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eleven highly selective liberal arts institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The eleven institutions are Amherst College,Bates College,Bowdoin College,Colby College,Connecticut College,Hamilton College,Middlebury College,Tufts University,Trinity College,Wesleyan University,and Williams College.
Rider University is a private university in Lawrence Township,New Jersey. It consists of four academic units:the Norm Brodsky College of Business,the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,the College of Education and Human Services,and Westminster College of the Arts.
Alexander Meiklejohn was a philosopher,university administrator,educational reformer,and free-speech advocate,best known as president of Amherst College.
Henry Steele Commager was an American historian. As one of the most active and prolific liberal intellectuals of his time,with 40 books and 700 essays and reviews,he helped define modern liberalism in the United States.
Harlan Fiske Stone was an American attorney and jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1925 to 1941 and then as the 12th chief justice of the United States from 1941 until his death in 1946. He also served as the U.S. Attorney General from 1924 to 1925 under President Calvin Coolidge,with whom he had attended Amherst College as a young man. His most famous dictum was:"Courts are not the only agency of government that must be assumed to have capacity to govern."
Nadine Strossen is an American legal scholar and civil liberties activist who served as the president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1991 to 2008. A liberal feminist,she was the first woman to lead the ACLU. A professor at New York Law School,Strossen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and other professional organizations.
The University of Memphis (Memphis) is a public research university in Memphis,Tennessee. Founded in 1912,the university has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students.
The Little Ivies are an unofficial group of small,academically competitive private liberal arts colleges in the Northeastern United States. The term Little Ivy derives from these schools' small student bodies,standards of academic excellence,associated historic social prestige,and highly selective admissions comparable to the Ivy League. According to Bloomberg,the Little Ivies are also known for their large financial endowments,both absolutely and relative to their size.
The School of Law at Trinity College Dublin is the oldest established law school in Ireland. It teaches law to undergraduate and postgraduate students,as well as conducting legal research and holding conferences.
James Ferlo was an American politician who was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 38th Senatorial District from 2003–2015. His district consisted of parts of Allegheny,Westmoreland,and Armstrong counties. He did not run for reelection in 2014.
Anne Gerety was the actress who played the voice of Aunt Beru in the Star Wars radio drama.
Philip Hamburger is an American legal scholar. Hamburger holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School (1982) and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University (1979).
Frederick M. Lawrence is an American lawyer,civil rights scholar and 10th Secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society,the nation's first academic honor society,founded in 1776. Lawrence is a Distinguished Lecturer at the Georgetown Law Center,and has previously served as president of Brandeis University,Dean of the George Washington University Law School,and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018 and the American Law Institute in 1999. Lawrence received the 2019 Ernest L. Boyer Award from the New American Colleges and Universities,and the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences’Arts &Sciences Advocacy Award in 2018.
The University of Wisconsin Experimental College was a two-year college designed and led by Alexander Meiklejohn inside the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a great books,liberal arts curriculum. It was established in 1927 and closed in 1932. Meiklejohn proposed the idea for an alternative college in a 1925 Century magazine article. The magazine's editor-in-chief,Glenn Frank,became the University of Wisconsin's president and invited Meiklejohn to begin the college within the university. Despite pushback from the faculty,the college opened in the fall of 1927 with a self-governing community of 119 students and less than a dozen faculty. Students followed a uniform curriculum:Periclean Athens for freshmen and modern America for sophomores. The program sought to teach democracy and to foster an intrinsic love of learning within its students.
Willa Beatrice Player was an American educator,college administrator,college president,civil rights activist,and federal appointee. Player was the first African-American woman to become president of a four-year,fully accredited liberal arts college when she took the position at Bennett College in Greensboro,North Carolina.
Paul Bragdon was Reed College’s longest serving President,from 1971 to 1988. One of the college's residence halls,Bragdon Hall,was named after him. After he retired from Reed,he became interim president of Lewis &Clark College from 2003 to 2004.
The Push Kings were an American rock band from Cambridge,Massachusetts. The group released several albums of Beatles-influenced power pop in the late 1990s and early 2000s before disbanding in 2001.
The Remarks at Amherst College on the Arts at the Presidential Convocation and Groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library is a speech delivered by United States President John F. Kennedy about the arts and liberal education in honor of the American poet Robert Frost to the students and faculty of Amherst College,a liberal arts college in Amherst,Massachusetts,on October 26,1963. Kennedy was assassinated 27 days after delivering the speech. The speech marked the dedication of the Robert Frost Memorial Library at Amherst College,Frost had died in January of 1963.