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Luana Maroja

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Incomplete disclosures of hate incident investigations produce fear, division, and social damage

Incomplete disclosures of hate incident investigations produce fear, division, and social damage

March 10, 2021
Professors Luana Maroja and Michael Lewis reflect on the investigation into the Mt. Greylock Zoom-bomb incident, arguing that it is essential to give the retraction of every false hate incident proper attention.
Let’s end “cancel culture”: In support of Suzanne D. Case ’78 and the Thirty Meter Telescope

Let’s end “cancel culture”: In support of Suzanne D. Case ’78 and the Thirty Meter Telescope

November 6, 2019

We are concerned to see our students enacting “cancel culture” in their calls to demand the immediate resignation of Suzanne Case ’78.  As President Obama stated last week, “This idea of...

Refuting claims of institutional violence: Analyzing evidence of racism at the College

Refuting claims of institutional violence: Analyzing evidence of racism at the College

May 1, 2019

 As President Mandel wrote in a recent letter, “ … we have a problem at Williams.” What I see is indeed problematic, for some groups have been claiming that violent practices of racism occur...

The right to protest: Understanding the Chicago Principles

The right to protest: Understanding the Chicago Principles

February 6, 2019

During the Claiming Williams “free expression” panel, it became evident that some students have serious misconceptions about the nature of the Chicago Principles. One particularly troubling misconception...

Standing with the free exchange of ideas: Understanding the Faculty Petition and the Chicago Statement

Standing with the free exchange of ideas: Understanding the Faculty Petition and the Chicago Statement

January 23, 2019

We welcome the discussion of how the College should best support freedom of inquiry as part of its educational mission and applaud President Mandel’s formal response to the faculty petition by her creation...

In support of free speech: What we can learn from exposure to multiple ideas

December 5, 2018

We want free speech, and for the most basic of reasons: so that we may listen, inform ourselves, ponder and decide. And so that we too may speak, debate and try to persuade. Free speech reveals our differences...

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