From Amherst’s admissions site (yeah, thesis stuff):
Some of the Amherst College information printed in the most recent edition of the “Kaplan/Newsweek How To Get Into College Guide” is incorrect. Please be assured that Amherst College is NOT closing from 2008 to 2012. The College is consulting with Kaplan/Newsweek to remedy the error.
I can just imagine the sheer hell of working in that admissions office right now with the helicopter parents pounding the phones, screaming “WHAT DO YOU MEAN AMHERST IS CLOSING FOR FOUR YEARS?!!”
(Also, just because this is a kick in our balls, “Beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year, Amherst College will replace the loan component of all financial aid awards with scholarship aid. This represents a huge financial commitment by the College and is expected to aid middle income families applying to Amherst. Read more.”)