Articles by: Walter Hatch

Reflections on speech and protest at Colby

Reflections on speech and protest at Colby

I admit to being conflicted. Following the ugly events at Berkeley and Middlebury, I am certain about only two things: a) members of the Colby community need to talk more openly about speech (including speech that is hateful and speech that is protest) before a similar crapstorm erupts here, and b) we need to find a reasonable middle ground between […]

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Let’s stop singing that silly song at Baccalaureate

By Walter Hatch, Associate Professor of Government and Director of Oak Institute for Human Rights I haven’t attended the Baccalaureate for several years. Well, I do show up when it’s over to help form the friendly faculty gauntlet hailing graduates as they march back to Miller. I really enjoy that opportunity to show my great respect for the hard work and achievements […]

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