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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+.

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: Sent: Aug 26, 2013 9:01 AM To: Cc: 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: 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: 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 <> Date: April 6, 2013 4:25:13 PM EDT To: Cc: Tito Craige <> 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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A man walks into a bar…

“If you think I have a right to live, you may find that what Mr. Arkes has said will turn your stomach.” From: Robert Nathan Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 4:38 PM To: AMHERST-AMHERST-1970@CHAT.AMHERST.EDU Subject: [AMHERST-AMHERST-1970] A man walks into … Continue reading

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