Biddy Martin comes to Amherst

My Alma Mater has successfully raided the University of Wisconsin’s flagship Madison campus to recruit its new President. The Chronicle’s link is here.

The connection between Madison and Amherst is not without precedent. Alexander Meiklejohn was President of Amherst College from 1913-1923, from which he decamped for Madison to start an experimental college at the University of Wisconsin. His successor at Amherst, was my great grandfather, George D. Olds.

Congratulations to Amherst College on a great recruitment.