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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. 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+.

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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Amherst College, it’s time to step up

By WARREN MERSEREAU, ’70 Introduction What does Amherst College stand for? What does Amherst College stand up for? The answers to these defining questions have evolved over time. And, they will continue to evolve as Amherst College’s leaders make decisions … Continue reading

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Cover letter to President Martin

Cover Letter to President Martin in preparation for  Sept. 13 meeting From: etacraige@mindspring.com Sent: Aug 26, 2013 9:01 AM To: bmartin@amherst.edu Cc: sgenglehardt@amherst.edu Subject: September 13, 2013 meeting with members of the Class of ’70 August 25, 2013 Dear President … Continue reading

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Amherst won’t disavow hate speech? I won’t contribute

From: Patterson, Eric Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:10 AM To: annualfund@amherst.edu Subject: Why Amherst’s failure to disavow hate speech prevents me from making a financial contribution. Dear Amherst Annual Fund, Although I value my education at Amherst very highly, … Continue reading

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Arkes’s defamatory statements are deeply offensive

Edited version of message sent by Eric Patterson, ’70, to Class of 1970 Listserv on Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1:54 p.m., regarding Hadley Arkes’s published statements about sexual minority and gender minority people. A note on the context of my … Continue reading

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Greenberg: Reject intellectual dishonesty

From: John Greenberg/The Bear Bookshop Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 9:35 PM To: bmartin@amherst.edu Subject: Hadley Arkes Dear President Martin: As a participant in the Class of 1970 listserv, I’ve read with interest your letter about Professor Hadley Arkes and … Continue reading

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Craige/Mersereau: Say ‘no’ to Hadley Arkes

From: Warren <warren.mersereau@gmail.com> Date: April 6, 2013 4:25:13 PM EDT To: bmartin@amherst.edu Cc: Tito Craige <etacraige@mindspring.com> Subject: Say “no” to Hadley Arkes Dear President Martin, Thank you for your response to the “outrage” you received concerning Hadley Arkes’ remarks on … Continue reading

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