Kirkland Project Panel with Ward Churchill

News and Information

To examine the issues associated with Mr. Churchill's scheduled visit and its subsequent cancellation due to threats of violence, the College has developed this page to include Hamilton's official statements, various news articles, editorials and interviews.

The College has posted more than 600 e-mails from the general public, alumni and parents online to facilitate a full and thorough examination of the issues associated with Mr. Churchill's visit. They can be accessed at Hamilton Alumni and Parent Responses and The Public Responds.

We welcome additional responses from our alumni community. Registered HOLAC members can share their thoughts through the HOLAC Message Boards.

Hamilton Responds

Hamilton College, March 3: First Amendment/Free Speech/Academic Freedom in relation to the Ward Churchill Affair

Hamilton College, March 3: Hate Speech and its relationship to the Ward Churchill Affair

Hamilton College, February 18: Hamilton President Meets Alumni and Parents

Hamilton College Student Assembly, February 11: Dear Alumni and Friends ...

Hamilton College, February 9: President's Letter to the Hamilton Community

Hamilton College, February 1: Kirkland Project Panel Cancelled

Hamilton College, January 30: President Stewart Sends Message to Hamilton Community

Hamilton College, January 26: College Issues Statement Concerning Churchill Visit

News Articles

*Utica Observer-Dispatch, March 3: College moves past controversy

KPUA/AP, February 23: Professor who is target of nationwide criticism speaks at Hawaii

*U.S. News & World Report, February 21: A Windy War of Words

*Denver Post, February 20: Ethnic-studies divisions across U.S. working to defend their discipline

*Newsday/AP, February 20: SUNY eyes taking the price out of free speech on campus

*The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), February 15: UO strikes Colorado professor from conference panel

*Newsday, February 13: Battle Heats Up Over Academic Freedom

*The Chronicle, February 10: Anatomy of a Free-Speech Firestorm: How a Professor's 3-Year-Old Essay Sparked a National Controversy

"Talk of the Nation," February 9: Academic Freedom in the Post-Sept. 11 Era

CBS News, February 9: The Banality Of Writing About Evil

The Spectator, student newspaper: Articles on Ward Churchill

Association of University Professors, February 3: AAUP Statement on Professor Ward Churchill Controversy

*NY Times, February 3: Professor Is Assailed by Legislature and Vandals (registration required)

*NY Times, February 2: College Cancels Speech by Professor Who Disparaged 9/11 Attack Victims (registration required)

NY Times, February 1: College Cancels Event Amid Protests on Panelist's 9/11 Essay (registration required)


*Utica Observer-Dispatch, February 20: Freedom of expression crucial to democracy

Capital Times (Madison, Wisc.), February 19: Churchill's speech canceled out of concern for student safety

*Chicago Sun-Times, February 18: Profs free to speak -- not preach

Boston Phoenix, February 18: Warding off attack

*The Oregonian, February 18: Free Speech in the Land of Wayne Morse

The Spectator, February 18: A post-wardem: one professor's defense

NY Post, February 17: Warding off evil and stupidity

San Antonio Express-News, February 16: Academics too often rally behind the wrong idea (registration required)

*Gavel to Gavel - CBS4 (Denver, CO), February 16: Fighting Faiths

*Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN), February 15: Academic freedom: Wrong professor, maybe; right cause

*The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), February 14: Freedom in Jeopardy

The State, February 13: A public university power play

*Sunday News (Lancaster, Pa.), February 13: The cost of free speech just keeps going up and up

Washington Times, February 13: Lesson in double standards

Slate, February 10: Stupidity as a Firing Offense: Why is Bill O'Reilly chairing our faculty meetings?

*Chicago Tribune, February 9: A contemptible professor's rights

The Chronicle, February 9: In Ward Churchill Case, Who Defines 'Acceptable' Speech?

Washington Times, February 7: Of liberty and license

NY Times, February 7: Let Ideas Flow on Campus (registration required)

*Denver Post, February 6: Those outrageous opinions

*Utica Observer-Dispatch, February 6: Guest column: Time to take back Hamilton College

NY Times, February 3: Free Speech, Repugnant Speech (5 Letters) (registration required)

Washington Post, February 3: Giving In to the Mob (registration required)
President Stewart Responds to Richard Cohen

*Utica Observer-Dispatch, February 2: Editorial: Hamilton's speaker choices unwise

*Utica Observer-Dispatch, February 2: Editorial: ... but threats of violence demean us all

*Denver Post, January 29: That Sturdy First Amendment

Wall Street Journal, January 28: There They Go Again (registration required)

John H. O'Neill, Edmund A. LeFevre Professor of English, undated: Bill O'Reilly, Ward Churchill, and Hamilton College (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Corrections and Clarifications

New York Times, February 3: Repugnant Speech (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Washington Post, February 3: Giving into the mob (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

New York Post, February 2: Hamilton Hooey, Cont. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Fox News Channel, January 28: "The O'Reilly Factor" (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Additional Information

CNN, February 4, 8 p.m. EST: Paula Zahn Now

University of Colorado: Churchill's Press Release: January 31, 2005

University of Colorado: Ward Churchill Resigns Administrative Post

Essay: "Some People Push Back" On the Justice of Roosting Chickens

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