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Hadley planners, residents press for smaller Five Colleges library annex

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

HADLEY — Although a representative for Five Colleges Inc. presented the Planning Board with a smaller library annex building than previously proposed, at the end of a two-hour meeting Tuesday evening, the board asked him to make it smaller still. The library annex was proposed to be larger than 130,000 square feet in a July 7 Planning Board meeting, and the project received opposition from abutters. Attorney Peter W. MacConnell, …

Library annex project in Hadley to be discussed at Planning Board meeting Tuesday

Sunday, August 16, 2015

HADLEY — Planning Board officials are expecting a large crowd to discuss a controversial Five College Consortium library annex project at its meeting Tuesday. The meeting is a continuation of a July 7 hearing attended by what Planning Board clerk William E. Dwyer described as a “large neighborhood contingent” who asked questions about the library project. The building would be constructed on a …

Lawsuit against Amherst College from expelled student offers window into sexual misconduct investigation and hearing process

Friday, August 7, 2015

AMHERST — In a meeting room on the Amherst College campus in December 2013, a male and female student sat on opposite sides of a dividing screen. For nearly two years — since a night in the woman’s dorm room that she said started as a “hook up” and quickly turned nonconsensual — …

Movement and shadows

Friday, July 19, 2013

UMass lecturer launches first Massive Open Online Course

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AMHERST — Large classes aren’t unusual at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. But a new one launched this week sets a record. “Building a Basic Website,” taught by a leader of the school’s online journalism program, counts 1,000 …

Skeleton of Dryosaurus altus donated to Amherst museum

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AMHERST — A well-preserved skeleton of a dinosaur that lived in North America approximately 150 million years ago will soon have a new home at Beneski Museum of Natural History on the Amherst College campus. John Middleton, a 1977 graduate of Amherst College, and his wife, Leigh, recently …

Summary of disciplinary hearing changes at Amherst College 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AMHERST — Below is a summary of changes made to the Amherst College disciplinary hearing process last spring for handling cases of rape and sexual assault. The changes were directed by college President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin and approved by the College Council and the executive committee of 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 …