Amherst College

Amherst College prepares students to use ideas to make a difference in the world. Located in a bustling university town in rural Western Massachusetts, Amherst is one of the premier U.S. liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,800 undergraduates from more than 50 countries and almost every state. Its student body is among the most socioeconomically, racially, ethnically and internationally diverse in the nation, and its financial aid program is among the most substantial. Small classes, an open curriculum and a focus on undergraduate education ensure that Amherst professors—who are leading scholars in their fields—interact daily with talented, curious students, equipping them for leadership in an increasingly global and complex world.

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The newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nevada. Nevada Department of Corrections via AP

Why Nevada’s new lethal injection is unethical

Nevada plans to use a new drug protocol for executing Scott Dozier, who murdered a 22-year-old. A scholar explains why this is problematic.

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