Amherst College Names Peter Uvin to New Provost Post

Submitted on Thursday, 11/29/2012, at 4:25 PM

AMHERST, Mass. – Peter Uvin, the academic dean and the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, has been selected to be Amherst College’s provost, the first in the college's history, Amherst President Biddy Martin announced today.

Day of Dialogue Generates Ideas for Change

November 7, 2012

Sex- and relationship education that takes place throughout the year, not just at orientation. Explicit, step-by-step instructions on how to report a rape. Greater transparency about the frequency of sexual assault. More campus-wide events.

A message from President Martin regarding sexual misconduct

October 11, 2012

Dear Amherst students,

I write to you concerning a matter that affects our entire community and for which we are all responsible, in one way or another. This message includes both information and an invitation. I know you are busy, but the issues are important. I hope you will take the time to read it.

Amherst President Biddy Martin Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Submitted on Monday, 10/8/2012, at 5:22 PM

This weekend, Amherst College President Biddy Martin—joining a diverse group of academics, politicians and international celebrities—was inducted into one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Amherst Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Diversity Case

Submitted on Friday, 9/14/2012, at 11:19 AM

September 5, 2012

In a show of support for the importance of diversity in higher education, Amherst College organized and led a group of other “highly selective” liberal arts schools from across the country in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Fisher v. University of Texas case last month.

"May Happiness Catch You Often"

By Emily Gold Boutilier

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At 11 p.m. on commencement eve, the town common was hosting a traveling carnival. There was a ferris wheel. There was cotton candy. There were teenagers.

“Embrace Reality in All of its Wonder and Horror,” Amherst College President Biddy Martin Tells Class of 2012

Submitted on Monday, 5/21/2012, at 1:38 PM

May 20, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — In her first graduation address as Amherst College’s new leader, President Biddy Martin this morning exhorted the members of the Class of 2012 to “embrace reality in all of its wonder and its horror, without giving in to cynicism or despair on the one hand or sheer fantasy on the other.”

2012 Commencement Address by President Biddy Martin

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, President Biddy Martin delivered the 191st Commencement Address at Amherst College. Play video and read the transcript below.

The College of William & Mary Awards Biddy Martin an Honorary Degree

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/16/2012, at 10:40 AM

Amherst College President Biddy Martin recently returned to her undergraduate alma mater, The College of William & Mary, to receive an honorary degree.

Amherst President Biddy Martin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College President Biddy Martin has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the organization has announced.

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