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Amherst looking inward after sex assaults, misogyny

AMHERST — It was a perfect morning for football — brisk air and bright blue skies — but before the start of the celebrated Amherst-Williams game last Saturday, hundreds of alumni packed into a campus chapel to talk about sexual assault.

After a series of allegations that college administrators had mishandled instances of sexual assault and misogyny on campus, President Carolyn A. Martin spoke to alumni for two hours in a question-and-answer session that ended with a standing ovation.

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