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  1. Ex-Bodyguard of Venezuelan Pol in Cocaine Smuggling Case DefectsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News Max

    ... from high levels in the Venezuelan government," Javier Corrales, a political-science professor at Amherst College, told The Journal. "There is a sense that the right approach is to create legal problems for individual figures and to avoid a public ...


  2. 2015 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announcedRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | American Library Association

    The Association of College and Research Libraries announces the recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award - Santa Fe College Lawrence W. Tyree Library , Gainesville, Florida; Amherst College Frost Library , Amherst, Massachusetts; and Purdue University Libraries , West Lafayette, Indiana. Sponsored by ACRL and YBP Library Services, the award recognizes the staff of a college, university and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.


  3. Gay Male Sexual Assault Survivors Speak OutRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Advocate

    ... is punishment or retribution for being queer." Eric, who was assaulted by his freshman-year roommate at Amherst College, believes he was targeted because he's gay. "I was very open about being gay, so I think that's a big part of it; he assaulted me ...


  4. Here come the settlements over lack of due process in campus sexual assault hearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Amherst College in Massachusetts is the latest school to reach a settlement with a student over claims that the school treated him unfairly in a campus sexual assault case. "John Doe," filed a lawsuit against the school in 2014, after a years-old informal complaint alleging he had sexually assaulted another student was revived - just two weeks before Doe was set to graduate.


  5. Amherst College settles Lawsuit over Withheld Diploma and Alleged RapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Accuracy In Academia

    Maybe colleges shouldn't handle on-campus rape allegations and let the local police take care of it. The lawsuit could have cost the college at least $2 million, but the terms weren't made public.


  6. Daily Feminist Cheat SheetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Feministing

    Dana Bolger is a contributor at and co-founder of Know Your IX, a national survivor-led, student-driven campaign to end campus gender-based violence. She began organizing against sexual violence while a student at Amherst College, where she co-founded It Happens Here, a publication dedicated to creating spaces for survivors to share their stories for cultural and institutional change on campus.


  7. Campus Kangaroo CourtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Other McCain

    A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled. According to records in U.S. District Court, the college recently reached a settlement with the "John Doe" but neither his lawyers nor school officials will discuss the terms of the agreement.


  8. War on Men: Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma...Read the original story

    Monday |

    A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled. . . .


  9. Tsipras forged path to power on promise to keep Euro and end austerityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Thanh Nein News

    ... Both Samaras and his predecessor George Papandreou were educated at the prestigious Athens College, then at Amherst College in the U.S. Tsipras studied civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, better known as the ...


  10. Western Mass. Hall of Famer Rich Bedard's name is synonymous with baseball and AICRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 |

    The Bedard brothers in 1969: That's Rich Bedard, second from the right, with Billy, Jimmy, Tommy and Johnny at Blunt Park. In highlighting the man who will be inducted into the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday night, where does one start? Was it his play as an all-star high school third baseman at Springfield Tech, his participation in the 1968 American Legion World Series with East Springfield Post 420 and his play for Amherst College and briefly in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league chain? Was it his time as American International College baseball coach.


  11. Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma withheld over rape allegationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 |

    An Amherst College reached a confidential settlement with the school after officials held up his diploma a week before graduation over an old, unfounded allegation of rape. SPRINGFIELD — A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled.


  12. For Liberal Arts Colleges, Enrolling Minority Students Still a ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | US News & World Report

    At Amherst College , 15.8 percent of the freshman class in fall 2014 was black, according to a December report from the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. It had the highest percentage of black freshmen among 24 of the most competitive liberal arts schools.


  13. Kate Lindsey, Evan Rogister, Ensemble LPR, Paul Muldoon: Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, PoetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | All About Jazz

    ... flavor to it. Two snippets of John F. Kennedy, giving and address while receiving an honorary degree from Amherst College is dispersed between pieces. Kennedy first touches on the importance of poetry and then of writers. Then a cascade of ...


  14. Two New Documentaries Will Highlight Student Activism Against Campus Sexual AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Switched

    On Wednesday, Pivot, the TV network for Participant Media, will release "It Happened Here," a documentary by Emmy Award winner Lisa F. Jackson. The film follows women from Amherst College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Connecticut who went public about how their schools mishandled their sexual assault cases.


  15. Gloria P. (Faerber) Little, 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Cape Cod Times

    ... in Boston, University of MA-Amherst, and then as a secretary for five professors in the math department at Amherst College. She was a member of the Portsmouth United Methodist Church, Portsmouth Garden Club, as well as a member and treasurer for the ...


  16. How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First BooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Writer's Digest

    ... of both. The idea became the catalyst for a story that developed over the course of Wallace's final year at Amherst College into The Broom of the System , a novel about a woman who doesn't believe in her own reality. Wallace turned the novel in as ...


  17. Meghan Sullivan scores 24 points, leads No. 6 Granby girls basketball past PalmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 |

    ... 24 points to lead the No. 6 Rams to a 60-36 win over Palmer on Tuesday. The 1,000-point scorer and Amherst College commit hit 10 field goal - four of which were 3-pointers - in her performance. It was two points off of her career high of 26, which ...


  18. Town of Amherst to discuss changes to downtown public parkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WWLP

    ... that. There are metered parking spots and two paid parking lots in the south side of town, by Town Hall and Amherst College. Senior Town Planner Jeff Bagg told 22News the north side, near Kendrick Park and UMass, has new development, but largely ...


  19. Former Greek PM Papandreou eyes SYRIZA alliance in comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | EKathimerini

    ... New Democracy party, saying Prime Minister Antonis Samaras -- his roommate in the early 1970s at Boston's Amherst College -- had failed to implement reforms or stand up to special interest lobbies. But he said he was willing to cooperate with the ...


  20. Throwing light on a black holeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | The Recorder

    A record-breaking X-ray flare that came from the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, observed by an team led by an Amherst College astronomer, could help scientists better understand how this object 20,000 light years from Earth functions.