Letter from President Biddy Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Dear Members of the Amherst Community,

This past October, in response to reports of sexual assault, Amherst College formed the Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct. The committee, chaired by Professor Margaret Hunt and composed of students, faculty, staff, and trustees, was charged with providing a report that reviewed policies and made specific recommendations aimed at improving our capacity to prevent and address incidents of sexual misconduct. Given the urgency of the matter, the committee was asked to prepare the report for presentation to me and then to the Board of Trustees at the January meeting that just concluded.

President Martin Discusses Sexual Respect in Convocation Speech

Biddy Martin, Convocation 2012

Go to 20:18 in the video of President Martin’s 2012 Convocation Address to hear her discuss sexual respect and relationships, or read the passage in the transcript.

Video: Conversation with President Biddy Martin

November 10, 2012

President Biddy Martin spoke with alumni, families and friends on Saturday morning over Homecoming Weekend. This extended conversation was an opportunity to respond to recent events and, more broadly, to discuss student life at Amherst. Cullen Murphy ’74, chair of the Amherst College Board of Trustees, introduced President Martin. Watch video below.

President Martin Discusses Sexual Respect in Convocation Speech

Biddy Martin, Convocation 2012

Go to 20:18 in the video of President Martin’s 2012 Convocation Address to hear her discuss sexual respect and relationships, or read the passage in the transcript.

Convocation 2012

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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.

An Amherst Conversation and Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni Council

Conversation with President Anthony W. Marx and Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni Council

As part of the Annual Meeting,  Distinguished Service Awards will be presented and  names of the recently elected alumni trustees and committee members and officers of the Society of the Alumni will be announced.

Commencement Address by President Anthony W. Marx

A Conversation with President Marx

Family Weekend 2010

President Anthony W. Marx meets with parents during Family Weekend on Oct. 30, 2010. In this conversation, he discusses topics such as plans for a new science center, diversity at Amherst and the presidential transition process. He also fields questions about Valentine Dining Hall, the Lord Jeff Inn, career prospects for graduating seniors and what he’s learned as Amherst’s 18th president.

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