Category Archives: Petition to trustees

Here’s why to sign our alumni petition about Arkes

Students and alumni of Amherst College are invited to sign a petition to the Board of Trustees, urging them to dissociate the college from Professor Hadley Arkes’s divisive and destructive views. Here’s the reason for that appeal: Homophobia based at … Continue reading

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How Amherst College blocks dissenters

In the following email correspondence, Rob Yamins ’72 protests the multiple ways that Amherst College blocks alumni attempts to communicate with the college community and other alumni about their petition asking the college to distance itself from the homophobic views … Continue reading

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Amherst president misstates alumni petition about Arkes

This is a letter to the editor of Amherst Magazine from Ron Battocchi, ’70. It was rejected for publication on the grounds that it responds to statements by Amherst College President Biddy Martin that did not appear in the magazine. … Continue reading

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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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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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