January 20th, 2015
Following the leak of faculty emails from the restricted “Concerned”
Listserv this past summer and University President Frederick Lawrence’s
response to the comments in a July 28, 2014 statement, some faculty
members have expressed concerns regarding freedom of speech on campus.
is a restricted email list that was created in 2003 as a forum for
interested professors to express their concerns surrounding the Iraq War
and has since evolved to bring attention to other issues.
of the “Concerned” leaks involved comments that expressed discontent
with Israel and policies pertaining to Gaza. In his initial Breitbart
News Network article leaking the emails, Daniel Mael ’15 included
Hindley’s comments from a 2007 email to the Listserv with the subject
line “Plant a Tree, Bury a Palestinian.”
“Zionist olive trees
grow wondrously on Palestinian corpses,” the email read. “In that way,
we combine great trees with our own holocaustic ethnic cleansing.”