Author Archives: Colin Stewart

About Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart, a 45-year journalism veteran, is publisher and an editor of the "Erasing 76 Crimes" and "76 Crimes en français" blogs. More profile information on Google+. Colin Stewart, un vétéran du journalisme de 40 ans, est éditeur et rédacteur en chef des blogs "Erasing 76 Crimes" et "76Crimes en français." Plus d'informations de profil sur Google+.

106 more alumni push back against Arkes’s views

The following letter was sent on Oct. 28, 2013, to Cullen Murphy, chairman of the Amherst College Board of Trustees, and to Biddy Martin, the college president. Dear Cullen Murphy: When we wrote you on September 28, we promised to … Continue reading

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Q&A with college president on anti-gay professor

In an question-and-answer session on Oct. 19, Amherst College alumnus Rob Yamins ’72 challenged President Biddy Martin’s position on the anti-gay writings of Prof. Hadley Arkes. Yamins noted that several alumni have asked for a public statement from the college … Continue reading

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New commentary by Arkes, new criticism by alumni

The latest commentary  by Prof. Hadley Arkes of Amherst College, published in The Catholic Thing, has provoked a new round of criticism from Amherst alumni who say that Arkes continues to use his affiliation with the college to help spread distorted … Continue reading

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Shining light on dark words

Tito Craige ’70, commented on the writings of Prof. Hadley Arkes for The Amherst Student. Excerpts below: By TITO CRAIGE As an older alumnus, I guess I should be musing about the good old days at Amherst and making payments … Continue reading

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Petition to the Amherst College board of trustees

“We request that the Trustees, acting for Amherst College, explicitly dissociate the institution itself from Professor Hadley Arkes’s divisive and destructive views and his intellectual dishonesty.  Further, we request that Professor Arkes be asked either to refrain from citing his association … Continue reading

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Contents of appeal to Amherst College alumni

Letter to alumni: Please sign and share Amherst College Trustee Petition Supporting documents: Say ‘no’ to Hadley Arkes (Craige-Mersereau communications with Martin — April 2013) Reject intellectual dishonesty (Greenberg communications with Martin — April 2013) Arkes’s defamatory statements are deeply offensive … Continue reading

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Letter to alumni: Please sign and share

Dear fellow Amherst alum: The attached package of materials is hopefully self-explanatory. After considerable discussion on the Class of 1970 listserv, six of us corresponded with President Biddy Martin and, having first provided her a list of some 60 co-signers … Continue reading

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