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Amherst Sexual Assault

Tyler Kingkade

Judge Won't Stop Amherst College Sexual Assault Hearing | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.28.2014 | College

A federal judge on Monday declined to block Amherst College from holding a hearing to adjudicate a five-year-old sexual assault allegation. U.S. Di...

Tyler Kingkade

College Sued For Trying To Handle A Sexual Assault Case Almost 5 Years Later | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.19.2014 | College

A would-be 2014 Amherst College graduate is suing the school for $2 million in damages after it withheld his diploma to investigate allegations that h...

Amherst President Tells Grads To Take Pride In Starting A National Movement

Gazette | Posted 05.26.2014 | College

AMHERST — In a commencement address Sunday, Amherst College President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin acknowledged the unwelcome attention the school att...

Tyler Kingkade

Amherst College Bans Students From Joining Fraternities | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.06.2014 | College

Amherst College said Tuesday it will ban students from joining fraternities and sororities, beginning this summer. Amherst will prohibit student pa...

Rape Victims Don't Trust The Fixers Colleges Hire To Help Them

BuzzFeed | Posted 04.25.2014 | College

Former sex crime prosecutors Gina Smith and Leslie Gomez have made a name for themselves as the go-to team for colleges and universities accused of mi...

Tyler Kingkade

Amherst College Sexual Assault Policies Treat Alleged Rapists Better Than Laptop Thieves | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

A few months after Angie Epifano accused Amherst College of failing her as a rape victim, the school president travelled from Massachusetts to Alabama...

Tyler Kingkade

College Sends Rape Victim To Psych Ward While Offender Walks Free | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.14.2013 | College

Two prestigious colleges were hit with federal complaints Thursday, alleging that the schools mishandled student reports of sexual assault and harassm...

Will Amherst Give Frats The Boot?

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Hannah Cohen & Lindsay Poole | Posted 06.04.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

How One Student Helped Spark Nationwide Movement Combating Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Rosemary Kelly and Shaina Mishkin | Posted 06.02.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

Rape, Betrayal, and Reclaiming Title IX

Andrea Pino | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrea Pino

What's worse than rape is betrayal. Students are attending schools that betray them, campuses in which violence has become a part of the experience, and in which, despite popular belief, there is no punishment for rape, rather a punishment for coming forward.

Amherst College's Reform Strategy

Elizabeth Geffre | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Elizabeth Geffre

In response to the scrutiny that Amherst College has undergone in the media, they've found it necessary to bring about a new reform to the way they handle sexual misconduct on campus.

Tyler Kingkade

An Underground Network Coalesces To Challenge Campus Sexual Violence Policies | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Annie Clark's wall is covered with notes and news clippings about people who, like her, resent how their school responded to their sexual assault. ...

Amherst College Report on Sexual Violence: 'Something [Went] Wrong'

Dana Bolger | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dana Bolger

Not surprisingly, the report's recommendations largely fall short of actually proposing substantive change. We're better off focusing not on changing individual perpetrators but on challenging our culture that supports them.

Amherst Plans Independent Review Of Sexual Assault Policies

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The Amherst College Board of Trustees on Saturday promised to act swiftly to combat a campus culture criticized as misogynistic and sexist and to righ...

The Death of Innocence at Amherst College

Avery Stone | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Avery Stone

I wish I could say I'm a stranger to hearing about sexual assault at Amherst, but that wouldn't be true. Even though this cracking of the College's perfect façade will catalyze change, there are many survivors who have lost something vital -- and no amount of change in policy, discussion or apology can return it to them.