President Biddy Martin’s office sent an email to faculty and students with statements from Athletic Director Don Faulstick and Martin on Sunday, Dec. 11 in response to a recent article published on the website of The Indicator, a student-run magazine at the college. The authors of the article reported on emails exchanged between members of the men’s cross country team that contained derogatory comments about female students.

Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein sent an email to faculty members on behalf of the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) to announce the college’s authorization of five new tenure lines, which will be allocated specifically for senior black and Latinx scholars, on Monday, Oct. 24.

President Biddy Martin asked the board of trustees last spring to add five new professorial lines as part of efforts to diversify the faculty. The board authorized the request, raising the number of full-time equivalents, or FTEs, from 183 to 188.