Tag Archives: Amherst College

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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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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