An Open Letter from President Martin

November 6, 2012

An open letter to the Amherst Community:

I write to you today with an enormous sense of sorrow. Yesterday, a website for the Good Men Project posted a suicide note written by a former Amherst student, Trey Malone, who took his own life in June 2012. Trey's death is a tragedy. My deepest sympathies are with his family members and friends, who have suffered the most painful imaginable loss.

Letter from the President on the Formation of the Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct

October 31, 2012

Dear Amherst Community,
I write to announce the formation of the new Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct. I have charged this committee with making recommendations for improvements in Amherst’s efforts to prevent and address sexual misconduct on campus and beyond.

I am grateful to all members of this new committee, whose names are listed below, and I am particularly grateful to Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Margaret Hunt, who has graciously agreed to chair the committee.