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Amherst College

JERREY ROBERTS
Amherst College President Biddy Martin, speaking during commencement last month, is a defendant in a new lawsuit related to the college's handling of a sexual assault case.

Expelled student sues Amherst College, faulting investigation into 2012 rape case

Saturday, May 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A former Amherst College student expelled in 2013 after being found responsible for sexual assault is suing the college, arguing that a “deeply flawed” investigation failed to consider key evidence that proved his innocence. This is the second federal lawsuit against the college this year related to its sexual assault discipline practices. An earlier case involving a student …

Area police news

Monday, May 4, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police issued a written warning to a woman who drove her vehicle into a concrete wall outside the Mom’s House Chinese Food Market, 318 College St., at 11:16 a.m. Saturday and fled. The wall sustained damage in excess of $1,000, police said. ∎ Andrew P. Robichaud, 24, of Natick, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. Saturday on North Pleasant Street near Pine …

Protesters march from Amherst College to UMass demanding increased access to education for undocumented immigrants

Friday, May 1, 2015

AMHERST — About 70 people, mostly college-aged, marched from Amherst College to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Friday chanting their mission to bring undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows, into the classroom.” Hampshire College student Gustavo Madrigal described himself as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. He explained to the group gathered outside the …

More concerns at Amherst College about sexual assaults 

Monday, November 12, 2012

AMHERST — A suicide note from a former Amherst College student who died in June is renewing questions about how college administrators have handled reported rapes and sexual assaults. Thomas “Trey” Malone took his life by jumping from …

Amherst College sexual assault counselor leaves

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AMHERST — Amherst College’s sexual assault counselor has left the school in the wake of a pair of recent stories about sexual assault on campus, college President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin confirmed on Wednesday. The circumstances surrounding the departure …

Amherst College rape account prompts pledge of reform

Thursday, October 18, 2012

AMHERST — A day after the student newspaper published a first-person account by a former student who said she was raped at Amherst College, President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin pledged to reform the way the college responds to cases …

Amherst College Professor Carleen Basler resigns amid plagiarism charges

Friday, September 28, 2012

AMHERST — An Amherst College professor resigned after admitting to plagiarism charges. Carleen Basler, an assistant professor of American studies and sociology, resigned Sept. 17 after a tenure review committee found instances of plagiarism in her published work. Basler could have appealed the committee’s findings, but chose to …